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Spotlight shines on asteroid perils and prospects

Asteroid Day marks a catastrophic cosmic blast that flattened Siberian forests on June 30, 1908 — but the theme for this year’s observance is hope rather than dread. “It’s a really exciting time for planetary defense,” former NASA astronaut Ed … Continue reading

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Asteroid Institute launches its first research fellows

A Silicon Valley institute focusing on the perils and prospects posed by near-Earth objects has chosen its first senior research fellows to work at the University of Washington. Bryce Bolin and Sarah Greenstreet will work under the direction of the … Continue reading

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Tech companies join asteroid-tracking campaign

Google Cloud and AGI (a.k.a. Analytical Graphics Inc.) have gotten on board with the B612 Asteroid Institute to develop a cloud-based platform for keeping track of asteroid discoveries. The two companies have become technology partners for the Asteroid Decision Analysis and Mapping project, or … Continue reading

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Asteroid Institute gears up to protect Earth

The B612 Foundation is setting up an Asteroid Institute to study techniques for detecting and diverting near-Earth objects that may threaten our planet – and giving the University of Washington a leading role. The B612 Asteroid Institute’s first two postdoctoral research … Continue reading

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To nuke or not: Asteroid plans take shape

What should the world do about the potential threat of a catastrophic asteroid collision? This month NASA established the Planetary Defense Coordination Office to manage the issue. Meanwhile, the Russians and the Europeans are talking aboutdiverting nasty space rocks with nuclear … Continue reading

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