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In a NASA simulation of an asteroid impact, scientists concluded they couldn't stop a space rock from decimating Europe

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

An artist's illustration of asteroids flying by Earth.
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Space agencies around the world took part in a NASA simulation of an asteroid-impact scenario.
The participating experts learned about a fictitious asteroid's trajectory and had to react.
In the exercise, they couldn't stop it from hitting Europe, showing how unprepared we are for such a crisis .
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