Such information unearthed Wall Street Journal reporter in the report of the National Nuclear Security Administration of the Accounting Chamber of the United States. They write that contain highly enriched uranium components destined for dismantling warheads in the next year will be at least temporarily saved in case you need to protect from giant asteroids that threaten Earth.
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Example of numerous Hollywood movies in which a nuclear attack on asteroids constantly ended in failure, and without Bruce Willis (at worst - Elijah Wood), the planet would have waited for the inevitable Exterminatus, the US government learned nothing. However, a large meteorite, got into our atmosphere over the past years, last year was the Chelyabinsk meteorite estimated radius of 20 meters, and large asteroids (from 1 km in diameter) in the next hundred years, according to calculations by NASA, and we do not threatened.
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