Comments for: Could the earth use lasers to zap menacing asteroids? It’s possible, scientists say

Posted Feb. 17, 2013, at 6:38 a.m.

LOS ANGELES — Earth dodged a gigantic space bullet Friday when the 143,000-ton asteroid known as 2012 DA14 came within 17,200 miles of the Indian Ocean. Scientists and engineers are looking for ways to head off such close calls by targeting potentially dangerous asteroids well before they’re in a position …

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