NEOShield Website Online Today!

Jun 21

NEOShield now has a website!
Welcome to, the new home of the NEOShield project in the World Wide Web.

On this site you can find out about the NEOShield project itself, including about the project itself, as well as who’s in the team. Results and outputs of the project will also be here as they become available.

The site is also a good hub for general information about Near Earth

Close Approach of Large Asteroid Today

Jun 21

Go21 Flyby Anim

A very large asteroid, 308242 (2005 GO21), is making its closest approach to the Earth today.

The approach distance is not as close as other NEO close approaches, at 0.0440AU, which is 17.1 times the distance between the Earth and Moon.  However, the asteroid is very large, somewhere between 1.4km and 3.1km in diameter, which is of a size that would cause global damage

NEOShield joins Facebook

Jun 20

NEOShield is now also on Facebook!

If you’d like to follow NEOShield and keep up to date or start a discussion on all the latest NEOShield, NEO, asteroid and planetary defence news, head over to

As a NEOShield fan, you’ll get all the NEOShield news first, as well as updates from around the world of NEOs and planetary defence.  We’ll point you in the direction of what’s happening. You’ll also be

NEOShield to assess Earth Defence

Jan 26

BBC News: “NEOShield is a new international project that will assess the threat posed by Near Earth Objects (NEO) and look at the best possible solutions for dealing with a big asteroid or comet on a collision path with our planet. The effort is being led from the German space agency’s (DLR) Institute of Planetary Research in Berlin, and had its kick-off meeting this week. It will draw on expertise from across Europe, Russia and