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NEO NEWS (24 SEP 2015) Nuking NEAs, NEA Mining, Honors to Consolmagno and Durda
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: HELPFUL HINTS FOR NUKING AN ASTEROID
By Mark Strauss, Aug 3 2015. Selections from the story at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/08/150803-space-nasa-asteroids-comets-nuclear-weapons-defense/ …. NASA’s chief concern isn’t an enormous, civilization-threatening object of the type that smashes into Earth, on average, every million years. Instead, it’s the estimated one million asteroids in our solar system that have the potential to strike our planet and destroy a city. To date, we’ve discovered only 10,000 of these…. Unlike
NEO NEWS (22 Sept 2015) PDC SIMULATION, END-OF-THE-WORLD?
Report from the Planetary Defense 2015 Conference.
One of the highlights of the PDC in Frascati was the multi-part simulation of an impact stretching over 7 years of time (but only 5 days at the conference). The best description I have seen of this exercise is from Oliver Morton published in the Economist special section on alternative futures. It reads in part:
If an asteroid heads for Earth: Taking the hit
ON APRIL 13th 2015