What have you done for me lately? Okay, I’m indirectly saving you. The Planetary Society is helping fund research into “mirror bees.” These are spacecraft that hover around incoming asteroids and use mirrors to focus light on the rock.
The light vaporizes surface material, creating a plume of debris that gently pushes the asteroid onto a safer trajectory.
Don’t grovel on your knees thanking me for rescuing the biosphere. You too can join the Planetary Society and be a giant among men and women.
I’d include a nifty image, but I’m on my Android app and this has already taken forever.