Cover image: Copyright 2014 Don Davis. Used with permission.

Cover image: Copyright 2014 Don Davis. Used with permission.

They are big. They are bad. What to do with Earth-slamming near-Earth objects?

I was pleased to assist the Secure World Foundation in preparing their new just-released document:

Near-Earth Objects: Responding to the International Challenge

This booklet has been designed to bring into focus the key issues faced by the international community in dealing with the threat of near-Earth objects (NEOs) and the prospect of a celestial body hitting Earth.

Credit: Dr. David Kring

Credit: Dr. David Kring

In particular, the booklet reviews the state of research on asteroids and summarizes the various efforts to mitigate potential future threats. It also identifies areas of future research and development.

 

 

 

 

 

To read the full report, go to: 

http://swfound.org/media/170684/SWF_NEOs-Responding_to_the_International_Challenge_2014.pdf

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