15 mar. 2016

Russian Scientists to Test Upgraded ICBMs as Asteroid Killers

Earlier this month, Russia's Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau announced it's intention to upgrade intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), to be used against asteroids that could potentially impact the Earth. The proposal comes two years after the high-altitude, 500-kiloton explosion of a 20-meter (65-foot) meteorite over Russia's Chelyabinsk region, an event that caused extensive injuries and property damage.

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