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Scientists say the nuke plan from Armageddon could actually work
Dec 17, 2012

When Bruce Willis led a group of blue-collar heroes into space to nuke an asteroid in the 1998 film Armageddon, the idea seemed like something destined to stay, well, in the movies. But, a group of U.S. scientists now say that hitting an asteroid with a nuclear bomb could actually work out pretty well to avert a potential strike on Earth.

See NASA's awesome pic of flaming meteor that exploded over California
Dec 17, 2012

Our atmosphere is assaulted by cosmic debris on a somewhat regular basis, but for an extraterrestial chunk to get this close to the...

Police video camera nabs falling meteor during Texas traffic stop
Dec 16, 2012

Cops catch some wacky things on their dashboard cams: drunk drivers, drug-addled pedestrians and maybe even the occasional streaker. But one cop in Texas might be the first officer to ever come back to the station having captured footage of a meteor streaking across the sky.