You might think Armageddon was just a lot of Bruce Willis sobbing and Aerosmith-fueled sex, but there was actually some truth in there! If an enormous space rock ever heads our way, we're already planning on nuking it to hell. Here's how.
Even though NASA and other space agencies have most of the nearby asteroids mapped—key word there being most—the possibility of one heading straight for us is something worth preparing for. After all, even with all of our advanced space imaging, the occasional rock still ends up surprising us. And asteroid surprises are not good surprises. So, yes, let's consider nuking the damn thing.