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Top 10 Government Projects Straight Out of Science Fiction

By Becky Ferreira Jan 21, 2013

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The great science fiction author Larry Niven once said, "The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don't have a space program, it'll serve us right!" NASA is very concerned about the possibility of an asteroid colliding with Earth, and the U.S. government has supported their research into prevention techniques, some of which are straight out of Armageddon. Exploding asteroids, guiding them away from Earth with rockets, and cataloging every NEO in the night sky are some of this movement's priorities.

Tags: science, life, nasa, space travel, scifi, darpa

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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