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.

26 January 2010

Professor Michael A'Hearn Video on Recent NRC Report


Defending Planet Earth from Asteroid and Comet Strikes (w/ Video)
January 25, 2010

University of Maryland Astronomy Professor Michael A'Hearn, leader of NASA's Deep Impact and EPOXI comet missions is vice-chair of a new report from the National Academy of Sciences on detecting and protecting Earth from collisions with comets and asteroids. In the report, "Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies," the panel says NASA cannot meet a Congressional requirement to find 90 percent of Earth-threatening asteroids 155 yards in diameter or larger, unless money is appropriated for the task.

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Link: YouTube Video (A'Hearn: Protecting Earth - the Challenges)

Link: YouTube Video (A'Hearn: Protecting Earth: What We Need To Do Next)

Link: YouTube Video (A'Hearn: Protecting Earth: Four Recommendations)

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