Russia’s federal space agency has announced a plan to stop and divert an asteroid that is “estimated to pass within about 30,000 km of the Earth in 2029.” One idea entails building a large ship designed specifically for bumping the asteroid off course. Continue reading for the news report.

Other schemes that have been put forth in the past for diverting asteroids from collision courses include diverting them with “solar sails” that use the wind of particles ejected from the Sun.

[via NewlaunchesBBC]