A NASA plan to stop the Yellowstone supervolcano from erupting could actually cause it to blow – triggering a nuclear winter that would wipe out humanity. Brian Wilcox, an ex-member of the NASA Advisory Council on Planetary Defence, made the horrifying revelation while discussing a report by the space agency. He said that NASA’s “risky” proposals to

prevent an eruption could go wrong with possibly disastrous consequences. One of the methods would be to drill into the bottom of the United States volcano and to use a pressurised spurt of water to release heat from the magma chamber. But Mr Wilcox said there is a chance this would not be successful.“If you drill into the top of the magma chamber and try and cool it from there, this would be very risky,” he said. READ MORE