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
“Draw Your Space” contest Winners
- 1st place: Mattias Palsson
- 2nd place: Katja Lindblom
- 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.
NEOShield-2 Reference Mission for the Sample Return Scenario
In the frame of the NEOShield-2 H2020 Project, the definition of the Reference Mission for the Sample Return Scenario represented an important step for supporting
NO MORE TUNGUSKAS!
Do you remember Tunguska? The largest asteroid to impact Earth in recent history. In 1908, this 40-meter asteroid impacted over Siberia, Russia, destroying more than 800 square miles of forest. The energy impact was equivalent to 500 times the force of the Hiroshima bomb. To make sure that there are “no more tunguskas,” the two largest global awareness movements have joined