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im·pact·or

 (ĭm-păk′tər)
n.
A body that strikes another, usually larger body in an impact, as a comet striking a planet.
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The major space powers of the United States, Europe, Russia, China and Japan decided to build six "kinetic impactors" -- probes meant to hit the asteroid to change its trajectory.
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According to the (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQi0R6PCROI) space agency , it could launch a large spacecraft and use the vehicle's gravity to slowly and carefully draw the asteroid away from Earth; crash into the asteroid to change its speed and course, using one or more spacecraft that would serve as "kinetic impactors"; or, in an "(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq6q2BrTino) Armageddon"-type plan , detonate a device that would blow off the asteroid's surface material and send it in another direction like firing a rocket would.
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We want to observe Earth impactors years in advance."
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