Russia offers asteroid protection

Russia is prepared to repel asteroids to save Earth, Viktor Remishevsky, the deputy head of the Russian space agency, has said.

“Russia’s rocket-manufacturing complex can create the means in space to repulse asteroids threatening Earth,” Mr Remishevsky said.

But he emphasised that saving Earth demanded international co-operation. “Above all, space research institutions, and the infrastructure of the Russian Academy of Sciences, should warn about the threat of asteroids falling to Earth,” he said.

According to the Institute of Applied Astronomy in Russia, about 400 asteroids and more than 30 comets present a potential threat to the planet.

The Institute is particularly concerned about an asteroid known as Number 2907, a kilometer-wide chunk of space rock which, it believes — “with a large degree of certainty” — will strike the Earth on December 16, 2880. (AFP),,13509-2419977,00.html
It is almost unveiled hint to our American friends: if you would place weapons in the space then we are capable to do the same thing.

Recently the Americans claimed their right to destoy any (hostile) object on the Earth orbit and USA declines to sign any agreement about preventing of weaponst in the space.
I think I'll stick with the cream, now in a tube with a handy applicator.

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