The Danger of Near-Earth Asteroids: Are We Doing Enough? What More Should We Do?

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Friday Aug 17   12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (1 hour)
Many thousands of asteroids cross the orbit of our planet in their paths around the Sun.  Collisions with such asteroids are inevitable; we have good evidence on such collision led to the “great dying” epoch that killed the dinosaurs. New observing programs are helping us to catalog all the asteroids that might be a danger to us one day. Close-up missions to asteroids are finding out more about their make-up and vulnerabilities.  What would we do if an asteroid with real destructive capabilities were heading our way? 
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University of San Francisco Fromm Institute
Astronomy Professor
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Dandelion Beach LLC
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