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 NEOShield to assess Earth defence

NEOShield is a new international project that will assess the threat posed by Near Earth Objects (NEO) and look at the best possible solutions for dealing with a big asteroid or comet on a collision path with our planet.
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Ed ~ Ony two asteroids currently are of concern (Torino Scale =1); Asteroid 2011 AG5 and Asteroid 2007 VK184

2007 VK184 
Earth Impact Table
DateDistanceWidthStretch
LOV
Impact
Probability
Impact
Energy
Torino
Scale
YYYY-MM-DD.DD(rEarth)(rEarth)(rEarth) (MT) 
2048-06-03.09 0.75  5.58e-03  4.01e+02  5.5e-04  1.46e+02  1
2011 AG5 
Earth Impact Table
DateDistanceWidthStretch
LOV
Impact
Probability
Impact
Energy
Torino
Scale
YYYY-MM-DD.DD(rEarth)(rEarth)(rEarth) (MT) 
2040-02-05.16 0.31  1.17e-03  4.72e+02  1.6e-03  1.02e+02  1 

 



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NEOShield now has a website
Welcome to www.NEOShield.net, the new home of the NEOShield project in the World Wide Web.
On this site you can find out about the NEOShield project itself, including about the project itself, as well as who's in the team. Results and outputs of the project will also be here as they become available.

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Project NEOShield: Asteroid defence systems

It is not entirely clear when exactly the last major asteroid impact on Earth occurred. But there are plenty of examples of impact craters, such as the Nördlinger Ries in Bavaria. That there will be other collisions in the future is something of which Alan Harris, asteroid researcher at the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), is certain.
Over the next three and a half years, he will be heading the NEOShield (Near Earth Object Shield) international collaboration, established in January 2012. In total, 13 partners from research institutions and industry will jointly investigate the prevention of impacts by asteroids and comets. The investigations will include the impact of a space probe with the asteroids to deflect them from their threatening courses.

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NEOShield to assess Earth defence

NEOShield is a new international project that will assess the threat posed by Near Earth Objects (NEO) and look at the best possible solutions for dealing with a big asteroid or comet on a collision path with our planet.
The effort is being led from the German space agency's (DLR) Institute of Planetary Research in Berlin, and had its kick-off meeting this week.

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