Originally Posted by TheDopi
Lolwat? Oh, right, law 32 section 1.2.02a says, "Thou shalt not use nukes on asteroids."
I think using nukes in general has a bad reputation so they want to have their "Save the Earth" plan to be untainted so that they can look like big time heroes.
I read about this thing. Apparently Apophis is coming to within the vicinity of Earth in about 19 and 26 or so years. Didn't McGyver and friends already beat him multiple times and send him packin' to the after-life?
I wonder how many people got that.
Anyway, it's supposed to have a 1 in 250,000 chance of hitting Earth. I think it's always important to plan ahead though and come up with something instead of waiting until you're sure it's gonna hit ya. I just don't think we'll need it for this one. But good to have the plan in place and ready just in case there is one that comes later that WILL hit us.