Asteroids can kill us. There is no if, and, or but about it. But have no fear: Bill Nye the former children’s science guy is here to save us!
While most people my age fell in love with Bill Nye for his simple explanations, he proves once again that he’s still the best at his craft many years later.
So can we really stop asteroids? The simple answer is yes, but the actual practice of stopping them is not so simple.
Nye talks about smashing into asteroids, pulling them with gravitational pull, and more.
Our favorite possibility is “laser bees” which are simply laser satellites that shoot constant lasers at asteroids to change their speeds. NASA astronauts would send a “swarm” of bees to make sure there is a constant laser blast.
As Nye explains of asteroid hits:
“Just ‘cuz it’s unlikely, doesn’t mean it’s not a big deal.”
The video is provided to us by AsapSCIENCE. The YouTube channel is known for answering burning, or as Bill Nye explains, “impacting” questions in a simple to understand way. I recently reported on AsapScience’s video that finally answered the question “What came first, the chicken or the egg?“
Listening to Bill Nye talk rocket science, laser bees, and other fascinating potential science innovations for fighting giant space rocks never gets old. Now if only we could get him back into his white lab coat and explaining science to millions of the new generation’s children.
Perhaps with Bill Nye explaining science in simple terms once again, there is hope for America’s education system.
What do you think of the Bill Nye asteroid video?