Nasa funds Armageddon-style plans to fit robots to ASTEROIDS to protect Earth from the threat of ‘doomsday’ meteor strikes

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You are probably familiar with films such as Armageddon, telling stories of the human race nearly being wiped out by impacts from asteroids.

But a project funded by Nasa is developing a way to turn such asteroids from a threat into something useful, namely spaceships that can help defend the planet.

The project, named Reconstituting Asteroids into Mechanical Automata (RAMA), aims at working out a way to turn the rocks into basic spacecraft using robots.

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