“Strategical and scientific aspects of the asteroid impact threat: the NEOShield perspective”

Jul 10

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.

The NEOshield workshop in Helsinki

Experts in different aspects of the impact hazard (scientists, engineers, representatives of

The NEOShield 3D globe and asteroid

Jul 03


Download the PDF file and build your Globe and Asteroid! You can use them for scientific purposes or as an ornament.

Discover how to realize them: NEOShield Globe and Asteroid.


Asteroid 2011 MD is the candidate for NASA’s Asteroid-Capture Mission

Jun 23

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.

Thanks to all

Hunting NEOs

Jun 11

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.

The Sentinel missionArtistic illustration of the B612 Foundation’s Sentinel