CBS Evening News for Friday, May 31, 2013
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(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) NASA’s research on asteroids aimed at preventing a collision with Earth featured; images shown of asteroid 1998 QE2; details given about the proposed astronaut mission to capture an asteroid and study it; animation shown. [NASA’s Paul CHODAS- says if an asteroid of this size hit the Earth it would be millions of megatons of global catastrophe; notes the Russian asteroid was tiny; explains how the asteroid would be captured with a large inflatable bag.] The timeframe for NASA to divert an asteroid discussed.
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