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.

15 March 2007

Audio Story on 2007 Planetary Defense Conference

"The U.S. space agency, NASA, says it doesn't have the money to track the asteroids and comets that could potentially hit the Earth, even though it has the technical ability to do it. The announcement followed a recent symposium at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science where experts described how a killer asteroid could be deflected … if it's found in time."

"Astronomers Seek Ways to Divert 'Killer Asteroids' that Could Threaten Earth"
Art Chimes
San Francisco
Voice of America
14 March 2007

Link: Article

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