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Science Answers the Deeper Questions July 12, 2012

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Journal of Physics Special Topics Volume 10, No.1 (2011):

P1_1 Could Bruce Willis Save the World?
Back A, Brown G, Hall B and Turner S.,Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH November 1st, 2011
The film Armageddon (1998) puts forward the possibility of using a nuclear weapon buried deep within an Earth-bound asteroid to split the asteroid in two, each half clearing opposite sides of the Earth with only relatively minor damage. This article investigates the feasibility of such a plan and shows that even using the largest nuclear weapon made to date,  the bomb comes over 9 orders of magnitude short of the yield required.



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