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 March 2007

Alan Boyle Reviews Rusty's Paper and the NASA NEO AoA Report

The entry on Cosmic Log also refers to Astronomer Dave Tholen (at the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy) who has some new data for Apophis. This should update the current impact risk of 1 in 45,000 for ApophiosThis data was mentioned at the recent 2007 Planetary Defense Conference. Quote from Don Yeomans: "He's so good that it's well worth waiting for."

"Dueling Over Asteroids"
Alan Boyle
21 March 2007

Link: Cosmic Log

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