Apr 8, 2021

Lawrence Livermore Researchers Testing Out Nuclear Blast Defense Against Earth-Threatening Asteroids

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LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — It sounds like a scene from a Hollywood sci-fi thriller, but researchers from Lawrence Livermore National lab have joined with an Air Force team of technologists to test if a nuclear blast could be used to deflect an earth-threatening asteroid.

Whether it be Bruce Willis and his crew of oil drillers taking on an asteroid as it approaches earth in ‘Armageddon’ or Tia Leoni and her father awaiting a massive tidal wave from an asteroid strike in ‘Deep Impact,’ Hollywood has been fascinated by the threat from space.


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  1. J.D. Ruybal says:

    I believe episodes like this are what add to the distrust in science and scientist and corporate funded profit driven science/scientists. No mention of nuclear fallout. We have been down this road…How soon We The people forget. Sad.
    See: https://www.universetoday.com/16066/bad-idea-blowing-up-aste…-missiles/

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