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The astronomer noted that scientists, despite alleged conspiracy theorists, will not be able to hide the truth if they already know that Earth is doomed to fail.
Michelle Thaller, Deputy Science Communications Director at NASA, showed one of the most reliable signs that the Apocalypse is coming to the Big Think website. In their opinion, people should start worrying on the "day when all the scientists use their credit cards and disappear". She explained that the scientific community is made up of ordinary people who do not just sit with the knowledge that "the world will come to an end in a week".
Thaller added that NASA is not the only one to cheat the sky and the world for potential threats, and because astronomers around the world are doing the same, it would be almost impossible to tell the truth about an impending disaster to hide. She assured that even with a slight possibility of a "terrible collision" between Earth and an asteroid, NASA would not only inform the authorities, but also the media.
The scientist noted that NASA is currently working on methods not only to inform about potential threats, but also to avert them. The astronomer explained that it is possible to change the trajectory of space objects and force them to miss the planet and avoid a deadly impact.
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Last year, NASA presented its "National Plan and Plan of Action for Near-Earth Objects", based on it aims to find, track and avert potentially dangerous objects that could hit Earth and cause massive destruction. There are currently about 25,000 asteroids in the solar system that are large enough to cause massive damage to our planet.