WE HAVE LIFT-OFF: WE’VE LAUNCHED OUR QUIZ FOR WORLD SPACE WEEK!

Oct 02

NEOShield-2 Quiz World Space Week 2015   Our NEOShield-2 Quiz // World Space Week 2015 Edition has now begun on Facebook and Twitter. Answer 10+ questions correctly and win some great prizes. It only takes 5 minutes to enter and it doesn’t cost anything! Read the rules here.

NEO NEWS (24 SEP 2015) Nuking NEAs, NEA Mining, Honors to Consolmagno and Durda

Sep 29

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?

Sep 23

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

“Draw Your Space” contest Winners

Aug 31

Congrats DYS Our NEOShield-2 jury had a hard time ranking the entries, but we finally have our winners!   “Visuals” category:

  • 1st place: Mattias Palsson
  • 2nd place: Katja Lindblom

“Texts” category:

  • 1st place: Alex Carlton
  • 2nd place: Joseph Heatter
  • 3rd place: Veerendra Sutar

Congratulations to all of you! The entries will soon be available on our website.