Asteroid detection system could prevent doomsday

December 4, 2014 1:03 PM

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Scientists have come up with an idea for an asteroid detection system that might help humans avoid a doomsday scenario brought on by the increasingly large number of falling asteroids and asteroid pieces. The threat of an asteroid or more destroying humankind is looming above our heads and specialists such as Lord Martin Rees, Richard Dawkins and Brian Cox warn that doomsday might be close than we had previously thought.

Scientists like the Astronomer Royal aka Lord Martin Rees are calling for the development of an effective asteroid detection system which would help them see what is coming and act accordingly. Rees and more than 100 other astronomers spoke at an event in London, emphasizing the need for an asteroid...

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