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NASA simulated an asteroid impact, couldn’t avoid a crash in Europe – Business Insider

Space agencies participated in a week-long NASA exercise in which they tried — and failed — to stop a fictitious asteroid from hitting Europe.

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Scientists around the world have been bamboozled this week by a fictitious asteroid heading toward Earth.
A group of experts from US and European space agencies attended a week-long exercise led by NASA in which they faced a hypothetical scenario: An asteroid 35 million miles away was approaching the planet and could hit within six months.
With each passing day of the exercise, the participants learned more about the asteroid’s size, trajectory, and chance of impact. Then they had to cooperate and…

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