Posted on Thursday, 31 December, 2009 | 24 comments| News tip by: behaviour???
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Russia is planning to send a spacecraft to deflect a 270m asteroid that is thought to be on a possible collision course with Earth. Other world space agencies have been invited to participate in the project if it gets the go-ahead.
"Russia is considering sending a spacecraft to a large asteroid to knock it off its path and prevent a possible collision with Earth, the head of the country's space agency said Wednesday."