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Paintballs may save Earth from gigantic asteroids

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http://www.itwire.com – Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceAn inventive plan by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate student would spray paintball pellets onto a large asteroid that is headed toward a collision with Earth. Such a plan, according to its designer, would avert a pending collision with the asteroid by forcing it off course and away from our planet. Read about his plan, and see it in an animated video. (IT news)