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Mar's "Death Star" Moon, Phobos --Planetary Defense Team's Model to Deflect Deadly Earth-Bound Asteroids

"Something as big and fast as what caused Phobos' Stickney crater would have a devastating effect on Earth," says Megan Bruck Syal, a member of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory planetary defense team. "If NASA sees a potentially hazardous asteroid...
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