asteroid coming close to earth

Asteroids are threats to Earth, so let’s vaporize those f***ers with lasers

If a stray space rock ever heads directly for Earth, we’re in serious trouble.

One of the best ways to protect our planet may be a laser system called Directed Energy System for Targeting of Asteroids and Exploration, or DE-STAR. It’s capable of vaporizing NEOs and knocking them off course.

The team behind DE-STAR wants to put a giant array of lasers into Earth’s orbit and fire them anytime an asteroid or comet comes close to Earth. They also propose a system of smaller arrays called DE-STARLITE that can fly out and meet an incoming asteroid or comet.

The technology for this is already available. The challenge lies in execution.

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