OneZero
Published in

OneZero

End Times

How to Defend the Planet

A six-mile-wide asteroid ended the dinosaurs, and the same could happen to us one day. But NASA is at work on ways to keep us safe.

An illustration of an asteroid in space.
An illustration of an asteroid in space. Image credit: NASA / JPL / Caltech.

Asteroids, supervolcanoes, nuclear war, climate change, engineered viruses, artificial intelligence, and even aliens — the end may be closer than you think. For

--

--

--

The undercurrents of the future. A publication from Medium about technology and people.

Recommended from Medium

Cosmic Economics

A Rare Full Pink Moon in Libra Shines on The Moon in Scorpio ~ 19–21 April 2019

Musings from a Cosmology of Light #48: Other Cosmic-Sized Photons

What Will Life on Mars Look Like?

The mountains of Pluto are snowcapped, but not for the same reasons as on Earth

The mountains of Pluto are snowcapped, but not for the same reasons as on Earth

Do the Solar and Lunar Eclipse occurs Randomly?

Giant Planetary Ring Bases, are they feasible?

Japan Just Revealed The First Image of Ryugu’s Asteroid Dust to The World

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Bryan Walsh

Bryan Walsh

Journalist, author, dad. Former TIME magazine editor and foreign correspondent. Author of END TIMES, a book about existential risk and the end of the world.

More from Medium

Replacing the Current Shaft Seal

We’ve Finally Seen the Black Hole at the Centre of the Milky Way

Photo of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy.

Pale Blue Dot: A Contention for Why We Should Explore Space for the Greater Good of Humanity

What’s the Difference between Net Zero and Carbon Neutral?

The Difference between Net Zero and Carbon Neutral | Zopeful Climate