Russia considers nuclear explosives to combat meteorites

The Guardian
Tuesday 12th March, 2013

Russia is considering proposals to establish nuclear explosives in space to combat meteorites. Scientists are assessing the possibility of such a preventative measure, after hundreds were injured in the Chelyabinsk region during a meteor shower last month. Oleg Shubin, director of the state nuclear agency Rosatom, claims such an undertaking could take about a year to implement

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