Wednesday, August 12, 2009

NASA is failing...

at its mission in cataloging dangerous asteroids due to lack of funding, so concludes a National Academy of Sciences interim report: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies (.pdf file.)

Indeed, on 21 January 2009 there were 1,017 potentially hazardous asteroids identified, while today, nearly seven months later, there are now 1,067.

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