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The Spaceguard Survey: Report of the NASA International Near-Earth-Object Detection Workshop
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Author and Affiliation:
Morrison, David [Editor](NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Abstract: Impacts by Earth-approaching asteroids and comets pose a significant hazard to life and property. Although the annual probability of the Earth being struck by a large asteroid or comet is extremely small, the consequences of such a collision are so catastrophic that it is prudent to assess the nature of the threat and to prepare to deal with it. The first step in any program for the prevention or mitigation of impact catastrophes must involve a comprehensive search for Earth-crossing asteroids and comets and a detailed analysis of their orbits. At the request of the U.S. Congress, NASA has carried out a preliminary study to define a program for dramatically increasing the detection rate of Earth-crossing objects, as documented in this workshop report.
Publication Date: Jan 25, 1992
Document ID:
19920025001
(Acquired Nov 07, 1995)
Accession Number: 92N34245
Subject Category: ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number: NASA-TM-107979, NAS 1.15:107979
Document Type: Technical Report
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Description: 64p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: ASTEROIDS; COLLISION AVOIDANCE; COMETS; DETECTION; EARTH (PLANET); METEORITE COLLISIONS; NASA PROGRAMS; SKY SURVEYS (ASTRONOMY); CONFERENCES; HAZARDS; IMPACT DAMAGE; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; METEORITIC DAMAGE; PREVENTION
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