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China Concurs “We Need New Technology Development To Detect” and Protect Against Space Objects

China was among the nine nations that put together a team of 59 scientists to study studying the Chelyabinsk object, the 60-foot-wide space rock traveling 43,000 miles per hour—60 times the speed of sound—as it ripped into Earth’s atmosphere above … Continue reading

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What is the Risk of an Asteroid Hitting the Earth?

A team of 59 scientists from nine countries that has been studying data from the Chelyabinsk meteorite air burst last February, is proposing that the risk of a damaging asteroid impact of the 20-30-meter size with the Earth is higher … Continue reading

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U.S.-Russian Progress on Planetary Defense as Meteor Skims Earth

U.S.-Russian Progress on Planetary Defense as Meteor Skims Earth A series of nuclear agreements was signed between the U.S. Department of Energy and Russia’s Rosatom state nuclear agency during the mid-September meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. … Continue reading

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Russian Scientists Report Asteroid Near-Miss

Just as the potential conflict between the U.S. and Syria continues to abate, a messenger comes to remind mankind that civilization hangs on the narrowest of threads. We may avoid a war among all nations, created by man, only to … Continue reading

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Cong. Holt and Edwards Op-ed on Near-Earth Objects: “Surely Any Existential Threat to the Human Race Must Be Taken Seriously”

Representatives Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Donna Edwards (D-MD) published an op-ed in today’s Washington Post, calling for increased funding for Near Earth Object (NEO) detection. Holt is a physicist and former assistant director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory; Edwards … Continue reading

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LPAC’s Deniston on the Asteroid Flyby: ‘We Are Flying Blind Through the Solar System’

Ben Deniston of the LaRouche PAC science team draws the lessons of today’s near-Earth flyby of Asteroid 2012 DA14, in a 25-minute LPAC-TV video posted yesterday (“SDE Update: Asteroid 2012 DA14 Flyby,” http://larouchepac.com/node/25496). Although NASA had ascertained that there was … Continue reading

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In the Wake of Shocking Meteorite Hit in Russia, Rogozin Reiterates Call for U.S.-Russian Defense of Earth

  16 Feb,2013 (LPAC) In response to a meteorite explosion over the Russian region of Chelyabinsk, which shook the region and injured over 1,100 people, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin reiterated his 2011 call for U.S.-Russian collaboration for a … Continue reading

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