UN to take on asteroids

They may have challenges bringing peace to the world or keeping Iran from building nuclear weapons, but that won’t stop the United Nations from trying to stop any impending asteroid strikes.

Now here’s one straight out of the comic books: The United Nations has announced it’s going to start proactively searching for asteroids in Earth’s path — and taking measures to protect us from deadly collisions.

Asteroids — or as they’re known in the scientific community, “flying death rocks” — can be thrown off-course by a single hit from a spacecraft if the projectile is launched five to 10 years in advance.

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