Solar asteroid diversion

@article{Melosh1993SolarAD,
  title={Solar asteroid diversion},
  author={H. Jay Melosh and I. V. Nemchinov},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1993},
  volume={366},
  pages={21-22}
}
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