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NASA getting serious about asteroids?

Postby Cralis on Wed 13 Jan 2016 18:07

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/13/world/nas ... y-defense/

"Planetary Defense Officer" ... right now is only going to coordinate the detection of potentially hazardous objects, push for the development of orbital atomic laser pumps.

Ok, ok, I made that last part up. But how long do you think it will be before the office starts pushing for the defense part of it's title to mean something?
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Re: NASA getting serious about asteroids?

Postby LordKron on Thu 14 Jan 2016 07:50

After the Webb telescope is launched. It's orbit will be far enough out where impact is an issue.
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Re: NASA getting serious about asteroids?

Postby southwestforests on Fri 15 Jan 2016 17:12

When they do decide "Oh, defense is part of our name? Maybe we ought to do some of that" it would be interesting to see if a job title comes up named Sky Marshal.
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