SCARY! SpaceX CEO Elon Musk warns Earth has ‘no defense’ against killer asteroids

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 August 2019, 07:07 PM
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla. (File)
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla. (File)

A massive asteroid will hit Earth and space agencies will not be able to do anything about it, warned Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla. “Great name! Wouldn’t worry about this particular one, but a big rock will hit Earth eventually & we currently have no defense,” Musk tweeted while responding to a news on the NASA is preparing for ‘colossal God of Chaos’ asteroid.

On Saturday, in a series of tweets, Elon Musk unveiled two T-shirts that have the slogan ‘Nuke Mars’ on them. As if that wasn’t enough, the tech mogul literally flirted with Mars, tagging an account posing as the red planet!

While scientists across the globe have been long researching about the possibility of life on Mars, SpaceX founder Elon Musk has altogether a different plan to make the Red Planet habitable for humans - as indicated by his latest post on Twitter. "Nuke Mars!," Musk tweeted adding that t-shirts are coming soon with same message printed on it. For those interested, the t-shirts with "Nuke Mars" tagline are already available on the SpaceX online shop.

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However, this is not the first time that the Tesla CEO has shared his idea of bombing Mars with nuclear weapons. In an interview at Stephen Colbert’s late-night show in 2015, Musk discuss the same idea to make Mars a livable planet for humans. He also took his 'out of the box' plan to a 2017 journal named New Space detailing how humans could build a 1-million-person colony on Mars in less than a century.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is preparing for a massive asteroid nicknamed ‘God of Chaos’ which will hurtle close to the earth’s surface, according to reports. The 99942 Apophis asteroid will pass under communication and weather satellites in orbit, travelling at almost 25,000 mph when it rockets past the earth.

The NASA has already begun preparations for the arrival of asteroid 99942 Apophis which will skim past the earth in 10 years. The asteroid measures 340 meters across and will pass within just 19,000 miles of Earth’s surface. Apophis is one of the largest asteroids to pass so close to the Earth’s surface and a collision with the planet has the potential to be devastating for all life on Earth, reported Cape Business News.

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It is being considered a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA), reported Daily Star, adding that any variation of its path could have catastrophic consequences. Although experts said the chances are extremely low.

First Published: Monday, August 19, 2019 07:07 PM

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