This area will cover relevant news of the threat to the planet from Near Earth Objects (NEOs) including concepts and designs for mitigation. All opinions are those of the author.

22 December 2005

Article on New Pan-STARRS Telescopes Which Will Help in Asteroid Detection

"The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) project will deeply scan most of the night sky several times a month...Objects as dim as 24th magnitude—250 times fainter than objects detected by the current champ in asteroid spotting LINEAR—will pop out of the background and be analyzed for their threat potential...Pan-STARRS will bolster the Earth’s early warning system for threats from asteroids and comets."


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