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For 30 years, a large near-Earth asteroid wandered its lone, intrepid path, passing before the scrutinizing eyes of scientists while keeping something to itself: 3552 Don Quixote, whose journey stretches to the orbit of Jupiter, now appears… Read more
A panel of near-Earth objects experts will discuss an international response to the NEO threat at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at the High Country Conference Center as part of the Planetary Defense Conference. The discussion is open to the media and the general public, as well as conference participants.
Members of the panel include:
Alan Harris, DLR Institute for Planetary Research/NEOShield
Harris is a senior scientist at the DLR Institute for Planetary Research in Berlin, Germany, and has 20… Read more
The subject of near-Earth… Read more
Researchers will be “Gathering for Impact!” at the 2013 International Academy of Astronautics Planetary Defense Conference to be held April 15-19 at the High Country Conference Center.
The conference brings together world experts on subjects related to planetary defense, including what is currently known about potentially threatening asteroids and comets, techniques that might be used to deflect a threatening object and political and policy issues that might affect a decision to take action.
David Trilling, assistant professor of astronomy at… Read more
If Earth’s recent brush with asteroid 2012 DA14 and the coincidental event in Russia have raised questions in your mind about what’s going on out there, “Getting to know asteroids” might offer some answers.
The free public talk by Erik Asphaug, Greeley Chair of Planetary Science at Arizona State University, will be held 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in room 233 of the physical sciences building at Northern Arizona University.
Asphaug will address the role of asteroids in… Read more
When asteroid 2012 DA14 zips past Earth on Friday on an arc that cuts beneath communications satellites, David Trilling won’t be peering through a telescope. But he will eagerly await the data that will almost certainly find its way to his desk at Northern Arizona University.
“I’m excited to see what they come up with,” said Trilling, an assistant professor of astronomy who works partly to synthesize existing information—drawing from extensive archives of data to characterize known asteroids—while also looking… Read more