22 October 2018
Earlier this year, Chinese media outlets announced that researchers from the National Space Science Center in Beijing had come up with a plan to capture an asteroid and steer it back to the Earth’s surface. The plan was submitted as part of a contest designed to promote interest in the space sciences and engineering, and was entered into the finals with another 59 entrants. So, is the China plan realistic? Or is it a horrific catastrophe waiting to happen?
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