Hopkins scientists in Laurel have a plan to blow up a rogue asteroid

Here’s the gist of it:

  • Get a spacecraft going really fast
  • Smash it into a rogue asteroid
  • Asteroid nudges off its earth-collision course
  • We all go off to happy hour

What’s even crazier is that the object they plan on hitting is only the size of the Washington Monument, and they won’t be able to see it until the spacecraft is an HOUR away from impact. The impact isn’t scheduled until 2022, so we still have time to phone up Bruce Willis as a backup plan….