Russia mulls nuclear weapons to blast meteors

Scientists propose nuclear power to defend Earth from meteors after space rock crashed last month.

    Russian scientists have proposed a plan to use nuclear weapons to prevent meteorites from hitting the Earth.

    The idea was prompted by a space rock shattering over the Ural Mountains last month, which led to 1,500 people being injured and caused millions of dollars in damage.

    Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from Moscow.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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