“Strategical and scientific aspects of the asteroid impact threat: the NEOShield perspective”
The NEOShield Team organized the workshop “Strategical and scientific aspects of the asteroid impact threat: the NEOShield perspective”, in the framework of the last Asteroids Comets Meteors conference, held in Helsinki on June 30th – July 4th.
Experts in different aspects of the impact hazard (scientists, engineers, representatives of
Asteroid 2011 MD is the candidate for NASA’s Asteroid-Capture Mission
NASA has selected a valid candidate for its Asteroid-Capture Mission.
The candidate is asteroid 2011 MD which could be not just a single rock but a heap of rubble. «This is pretty unexpected» said Michael Mommert, study lead author at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Basically, when people think about asteroid imagine a single boulder not pieces of rock floating in space.
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The B612 Foundation together with the Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation will realize and launch an infrared space telescope with the aim to survey the Solar System. The Sentinel mission will provide a detailed map which could be used to detect the potential hazardous NEOs directed toward Earth.
Artistic illustration of the B612 Foundation’s Sentinel