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Nasa asteroid simulation ends in unavoidable disaster for Earth – The Independent

SpaceX boss Elon Musk says failed exercise proves ‘we need larger and more advanced rockets’

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There is currently no technology on Earth that could stop a massive asteroid from wiping out Europe, according to a simulations carried out by leading space agencies.
The week-long exercise led by Nasa concluded that catastrophe would be unavoidable, even given six months to prepare.
The hypothetical impact scenario, which took place during a planetary defence conference hosted by the United Nations, proved that governments are woefully unprepared for this kind of disaster.
If confronted with the…

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