Originally Posted by RCoon
yeah nukes don't work, films like to think nukes solve everything, but sadly they don't work. Two possible options exist but we don't have the apparatus for them. One is to burn a hole to the core of the rock, apparently gases within the rock will propel it to one aide or this other, this can be demonstrated with a sunny day, a magnifyiny glass, and a citrus fruit.
The second is a large craft with arms that propels the rock in one direction, by extending big arm like things around the nearmost third.
But I find the run or die options far more realistic
There is also (with enough warning) the solar sail option. Again......run like hell is much more feasible. Our governments can't even balance a F#$king check book. I have little faith they will save us from anything major. That's the problem when you have lawyers running the show. Now if they could some how tax the asteroid into not hitting Earth we have a fighting chance.