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.

06 February 2006

Planetary Society Funds for Asteroid Research

The Planetary Society is asking for funds related to two project: the Gene Shoemaker NEO Grant Fund anda new joint project to analyze asteroid threats with the B612 Foundation.

The Shoemaker Fund grants are to support asteroid tracking worldwide. The project with the B612 Foundation is to create a system of computerized "automated" maps that "will visually depict the specific narrow corridor across the face of the planet within which any given asteroid would strike."

Link: Release from the Planetary Society

Link: To support NEO research

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