Bill Nye Talks Asteroid-Attacking Laser Bees, Other Cool Stuff
Posted On May 01, 2014
A swarm of flying robots spewing lasers may one day save the Earth. This mechanical doomsday task force, described by Bill Nye the famed “Science Guy” as “laser bees,” would attack threatening asteroids that may approach Earth.
Nye explained how the bees would work to a massive crowd that gathered to watch him speak on Sunday at the USA Science & Engineering Festival: the swarm of spacecraft, powered by solar panels, would shoot lasers at the surface of the asteroid and the ejected material would drive momentum, directing the asteroid away from Earth.