This team is crowd funding a plan to nuke asteroids before they hit Earth

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Bruce Willis is getting a bit old now, so we can’t rely on him if we find ourselves facing a massive asteroid strike. That’s where the Emergency Asteroid Defence Project (EADP) comes in. A global initiative to develop a method of protecting our planet from extinction-level asteroid impacts, the EADP has taken to Indiegogo to crowd fund its mission. Its initial goal is a modest $200,000, which will go towards a feasibility study into the potential effectiveness of a Hypervelocity Asteroid Intercept Vehicle (HAIV) – yes, that’s really what they call it. The HAIV concept was developed by Iowa State University’s…

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