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Paintball Pellets Could Save Earth From Asteroids

October 27, 2012
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Winner of the MIT 2012 Move an Asteroid Technical Paper Competition details how a paintball could move an asteroid.

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NASA 360: Stories of the Solar System: Comets and Asteroids

NASA 360: Stories of the Solar System: Comets and Asteroids

NASA (July 15, 2013) — Caleb: If you want to look back in time to the beginning of our solar system, look no further than comets and asteroids. Molly: These solar system time capsules have been giving away secrets of not only how our solar system formed, but also the planets that call it home. Dr. Paul Chodas: What are the materials that form the solar system? What did it look like originally? Lindley Johnson: Asteroids and comets are the leftover material that made up the solar system.
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United Nations Developing Asteroid Defense Plan

United Nations Developing Asteroid Defense Plan

Newsy (Oct. 28, 2013) — The United Nations is developing a plan to keep hazardous asteroids from hitting Earth.
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NASA EDGE: Planetary Defense

NASA EDGE: Planetary Defense

NASA (July 25, 2013) — What if one of the millions of asteroids in our solar system was on a collision course with the Earth? What would we do? How would we react? Hundreds of the world’s top engineers and scientists specializing in planetary defense have come together to tackle these important questions. Discover the latest alternatives to Armageddon on NASA EDGE.
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This Week @ NASA, June 14, 2013

This Week @ NASA, June 14, 2013

NASA (June 14, 2013) — The NASA Science Day on Capitol Hill provided an opportunity to showcase for members of Congress and the public, the work and accomplishments of the agency’s Science programs. Associate Administrator for Science John Grunsfeld was among NASA officials at the event, which included exhibits and presentations, on the agency’s work with asteroids and other Near Earth Objects.
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