The David Pakman Show – Neil deGrasse Tyson: Can We Stop Asteroids From Hitting Earth?


After discussing the possibility of life on existing on other planets, how long it will take for us to find it  and how we might do that, David and Neil discuss our ability to prevent an asteroid or comet from hitting the Earth. There’s a mathematical certainty that we WILL get hit sometime in the future. When and how hard is unknown but we do know how to stop it from happening. Unfortunately, politics have hampered any efforts to be prepared. It’s an extremely short-sighted and frustrating position for scientists to be in.

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