Moving Flying Mountains: Deflecting Hazardous Near-Earth Asteroids

Public talks

Tags: Asteroids

Time: Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 -

Location: Freewheel Brewing, Redwood City, CA

The near-Earth asteroids are a population of objects on orbits around the Sun that cross or come near Earth's orbit. They can and, rarely, do hit Earth. I will review the near-Earth population, the asteroid impact hazard, and describe proposed projects to demonstrate asteroid deflection to address the small-but-significant risk that we will need to prevent an asteroid from hitting Earth in the next few hundred years.

Michael Busch, Research Scientist at the SETI Institute will present.