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Texas A&M professor: Painting asteroids could alter course

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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 12:00 am

A Texas A&M professor believes he and one of his former students have discovered a way to alter the course of asteroids, and it isn't by using nuclear explosions, a solution favored in some movies.

David Hyland, a professor of physics and astronomy in the aerospace engineering department, proposes that simply painting a line around the equator of an asteroid could alter its path and prevent a collision with the Earth.

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