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Asteroid Impact Mitigation: Why? How? When?

Tuesday 1st May 2018, 6:00pm

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May 1, 2018 6:00pm

Asteroid Impact Mitigation: Why? How? When?

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Princess Alexandra Auditorium

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For the first time in the historyof the planet, humans have the potential to prevent a large scale natural disaster. I will describe the potential threat and consequences of asteroid impacts and why we should take action now to be prepared for the next one. I will explain some of the most feasible techniques proposed to deflect potential impactors and plans for space missions to test them.

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