Megan Bruck Syal '07 quoted in The New York Times on defense of Earth from asteroids

“A successful deflection becomes more difficult to execute as warning time decreases,” said Megan Bruck Syal, a planetary defense researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. “For the shortest warning times, robust disruption and dispersal of the fragments may be the only viable option to prevent the impact.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/science/asteroids-nuclear-weapons.html