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Could we really blow up an incoming asteroid with a nuclear bomb?

Surely nuclear weapons, which can obliterate entire cities, contain enough destructive power to blow a giant space rock to bits, right? What does NASA make of the whole explosive business?


How Terraforming Works

How Terraforming Works

Earth is great, but could we terraform other planetary bodies to make them fit for human life? Learn more about terraforming at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Best Ideas for Interplanetary Communication

10 Best Ideas for Interplanetary Communication

Interplanetary communication will be a challenge. How will we keep in touch with other worlds? Here are 10 ideas for interplanetary communication. See more »

How to Build a Better Space Explorer

How to Build a Better Space Explorer

How can we build a better space explorer? Learn what it takes to be a better space explorer. See more »

Could starships use cold fusion propulsion?

Could starships use cold fusion propulsion?

Could starships use cold fusion propulsion? Keep reading to learn about space travel and discover if starships could use cold fusion propulsion. See more »

How will we colonize other planets?

How will we colonize other planets?

If we colonize other planets, it will clearly require a great deal of technology and resources. Find out if we will colonize other planets. See more »

How COSMIC Works

How COSMIC Works

COSMIC is a groundbreaking project that's taking satellite technology to the next level. Learn about COSMIC in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is it possible to terraform Mars?

Is it possible to terraform Mars?

To terraform Mars to make it habitable we would have to do more than just alter the land. Find out what it would take to terraform Mars. See more »

How soon will we be able to create a moon base?

How soon will we be able to create a moon base?

A moon base could allow us to further explore the solar system. Learn about a moon base and find out how soon we will be able to construct a moon base. See more »

Will space tourism ever be a reality?

Will space tourism ever be a reality?

The space tourism reality will be here sooner than you might think. Learn about space tourism and space tourism reality. See more »

Could we really blow up an incoming asteroid with a nuclear bomb?

Could we really blow up an incoming asteroid with a nuclear bomb?

To blow up an asteroid with a nuclear bomb would be a major undertaking. Find if we can blow up an asteroid with a nuclear bomb. See more »