Move over Bruce Willis - here's Glasgow's real life answer to the Armageddon crew.
The research network is developing techniques for asteroid and space debris monitoring, removal and deflection - and saving the world if needed.
The €4million European Commission funded research project are working on deflecting the Apophis asteroid travelling at more than 13,000 miles per hour which is heading dangerously close to earth.
"Asteroids and space debris represent a significant hazard for space and terrestrial assets," said Peter McGinty from the Stardust Network.
"In recent years it has become clear that the increasing population of space debris could lead to catastrophic consequences in the near term.
"Although an impact with a large asteroid is unlikely, still it is not negligible as the recent case of the asteroid Apophis has demonstrated."
Impacts with smaller size objects are expected to occur more frequently and are equally dangerous for Earth and in space.
The team use incredibly powerful lasers, nuclear bombs and hit the asteroids with other objects to deflect them.
However, smaller debris can sometimes pass through earth unnoticed, causing huge damage.
"A lot of people have the impression that an asteroid will fly into earth and bang into earth," said Peter.
"We have good eyes for them however, in 2013 a fireball in Russia exploded and caused a lot of damage.
"Had it hit the ground it would have blasted with the effect of two nuclear bombs with the sheer force and speed.
"It doesn't take a massive asteroid to cause damage - nobody saw this one coming because it came from the sun's side so we were as blind as we are looking at it with our naked eyes."
And as for Stardust being Glasgow's answer to Armageddon?
Peter said: "There's a rumour that NASA use Armageddon as a teaching tool to point out how many inaccuracies there are in it.
"They drill down into the asteroid but in reality it is better to blow something up in front of it from a safe distance.
"The radiation from the nuclear explosion causes it to evaporate on the surface and causes it to deflect.
"Or just throwing something really fast at it works just as well.
"The only difficult thing for this is convincing the government to put lasers and nuclear weapons into space though."
Space debris is also a big problem that Stardust are trying to prevent as collisions can cause further explosions in space.
Peter said: "Eventually we might not have access to space if this problem continues; if something were to be launched into orbit it would just get lost.
"In 2009 two satellites collided at super velocity speed - one was a defunct Russian satellite and the other for a phone company - so it has already begun.
"This could have an impact on communication, weather predictions and even planes, so space debris is a disaster waiting to happen."
Stardust will be co-ordinating outreach and public engagement programmes throughout the UK and will be hosting a TEDx talk at Strathclyde University on April 25.
They will also be doing a screening of Gravity at the IMAX in June as part of the Glasgow Science Festival discussing space debris.
Stardust will also be hosting ‘Space for Art’ - led by Strathclyde, this is a collaboration with the Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow Science Centre, where researchers will translate their research into large scale artistic models.