Wanted:Â Man to land on killer asteroid.
There’s this rock, in space, that’s heading for us, and may be coming a little too close for comfort.Â The rock is significant enough for scientists to have given it a name.Â Apophis will pay earth a visit in 2036.
There’s no panic, yet.Â It’s presumed it will be a near miss, but some have called it a threat.Â So plans are in motion, in both Europe and the US, to do something about it.Â Step 1 would be to land a manned craft on the surface of the rock.Â Step 2 would be to try and change its direction, sort of nudge it out of the way.Â It’s been done in the movies, so why not take a shot?Â There’s lots in sci-fi that seems to find its place in real life.
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