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Large Asteroid Impacts
Science: Astronomy: Solar System: Small Bodies
BBC News: Government Prepares for Space Impact
- The UK government is to establish a panel of experts to advise on the risk of the Earth being hit by an asteroid or comet, and plans for evacuation and/or deflection.
- Describes the threat of a comet impact with Earth and provides a plan of action to survive a large impact.
- Online calculator for cratering effects of hypothetical asteroid impacts.
- An argument for reducing global tension by developing a defense against impacts with Near Earth Objects.
The SpaceGuard Centre
- National focus in the UK for studies into the threat posed to the Earth by collisions with asteroids and comets.
China Daily: Dangerous Space Rocks Under Watch
- Astronomers say they are well on their way to finding every asteroid that poses a threat. (April 08, 2004)
U.S. Summons Experts to Draft Asteroid Defense Plan
- A Cincinnati Post news story about a meeting called by the U.S. government on the chances of an asteroid strike and a possible defense for it. (June 07, 2002)
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