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2008-12-10 13:44:01

Israeli scientists say they are studying how Earth might avoid a collision with an asteroid, as fictionally shown in the 1998 movie Armageddon. But Noah Brosch, director of Tel Aviv University's Wise Observatory, and doctoral student David Polishook said while the chances of an asteroid hitting the

2005-11-09 13:17:18

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - No need to send Bruce Willis into space with a nuclear bomb -- the best way to deal with a killer asteroid hurtling toward Earth could be a "gravity tractor." Two NASA astronauts, gently mocking the solution offered in the Hollywood blockbuster "Armageddon," have come up with a deceptively simple plan to pull asteroids off course.

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2005-11-10 00:15:00

No need to send Bruce Willis into space with a nuclear bomb -- the best way to deal with a killer asteroid hurtling toward Earth could be a "gravity tractor."

2005-11-06 12:13:25

By Cynthia Johnston MEGIDDO PRISON, Israel (Reuters) - In a maximum-security jail just down the road from Armageddon, Israeli archaeologists have unearthed what they believe is the oldest church discovered in the land where Jesus was born.

2005-11-05 16:15:02

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An ancient church dating back to the third or fourth century has been discovered inside one of Israel's maximum security prisons, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Saturday.

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2005-09-12 07:13:30

The chances of the Earth being hit by a comet from beyond Pluto - a la Armageddon - are much lower than previously thought, according to new research by an ANU astronomer.


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