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How would the detonation of a nuclear energy source afffect an incoming asteroid?

Scientists are using this 3D Cielo supercmputer simulation to address ways to prevent objects in space from colliding with Earth.

 

This still image shows a one-megaton nuclear energy source exploding on the surface of the Itokawa asteroid.

 

Video explanation: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOcNbAV6SiI&list=UUbWmiA_pHk9...

 

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Taken on July 24, 2012