How to Defend Earth from Asteroids [Video]

By Akemi Iwaya on December 27th, 2011

This fascinating TEDTalks video shares interesting history and facts about asteroids that have crashed to Earth in the past, asteroids currently in the ‘solar neighborhood’, and ways that we could defend our planet from them.

From YouTube: What’s six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid – and there are lots of them out there. With humor and great visuals, Phil Plait enthralls the TEDxBoulder audience with all the ways asteroids can kill, and what we must do to avoid them.

Phil Plait: How to defend Earth from asteroids [via Geeks are Sexy]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 12/27/11
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