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2012-Oct-26, 11:50 AM
An artist’s rendering of the asteroid Apophis. Credit: ESA What would be a way to deflect asteroid Apophis if it gets a little too close for comfort in 2029 or 2036? Pew-pew it with 5 tons of white paintballs. Not only would the multiple mini impacts bump the asteroid off course, but the white paint [...]

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