Preventing the apocalypse: experts plan asteroid early warning system

November 24, 2014 1:28 PM

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An early warning asteroid strategies report has been released. The report has been released as a public document following a workshop hosted by Secure World Foundation in September. However, the workshop results have yet to be reviewed by the International Asteroid Warning Network (IAWN)’s Steering Committee, or endorsed or adopted for implementation.

Sergio Camacho, a workshop participant who chairs the U.N. Action Team on NEOs, a group that was established in 2001, said in a statement, “We made very good progress toward identifying the main issues involved with communicating with the media and public regarding warnings of possible NEO impacts a...

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