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Why we need to find asteroids before they find us.

by jasonz | on Dec 12, 2011 | Comments Off

Because asteroids have struck the Earth before, and they will again.  In the latest Scientific American issue, I write about an awe-inspiring project to protect humanity.  If we don’t find and track Near-Earth-Asteroids (ones that cross the Earth’s orbit), then we can never do anything about them.  But if we have lots of advance warning – we have many options to divert an asteroid and prevent the impact.  

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