Social Media Sidebar


Please sign up, comment on articles and bring your friends!

Current poll

PlanetTech is asking:

What do you think about our new web site?

Love it, indeed
Really good solution
Same as old one
The old one was better
This is a new option

Quote of the day

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.


Thomas Edison

United Nations Sets Up Armageddon Style Asteroid Defense

Posted in Science on 30th Oct, 2013 04:16 AM by AlexMuller

The UN last week approved an advanced warning and deflection system regarding potentially hazardous NEOs (Near Earth Objects). Included in the plan is an ‘International Asteroid Warning Group’ to divert dangerous space rocks. We’re unsure whether Bruce Willis has yet been contacted.


Following the completely unforeseen meteor explosion over Chelyabinsk in Russia last February, there has been a resurgence in interest over planetary asteroid defense technology, and the latest measures have come as a relief to veteran astronauts and cosmonauts, who have been fretting for years about all the huge rocks they’ve seen up there.
The Association of Space Explorers issued a challenge to the global community last Friday, urging for the ‘next vital steps’ to be taken in order to confront the issue of impactors from space sending us howling back to the Stone Age.
With the current momentum on the subject, these steps may very well be carried out. Measures called for include a space-based telescope to search for the approximately one million NEOs capable of threatening Earth, and impact hazards factored into national disaster plans (in case the telescope has its back turned)

Tags: AsteroidsspaceNear Earth Objectsdeflection system

Read original article » Back to category


Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-10-31
Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-05-06
å så utrolig vakkert! Han ser jo helt brydd ut der hans står. Litt slik unnskyld at jeg er til og så er det bare den ånabperingen! til å tute av. Reply


Recent headlines

  • Posted in Medicine on 2018-11-17 12:31:22
    Anti-aging compounds targeting Alzheimer’s move more
    Posted in Hardware on 2018-11-13 05:19:55
    NASA certifies SpaceX's Falcon 9 for its most more
    Posted in Software on 2018-11-09 03:19:01
    OpenAI launches reinforcement learning more
    Posted in Science on 2018-11-08 03:58:12
    Plan to find and explore Ocean Worlds and search for more
    Posted in Medicine on 2018-11-06 01:18:21
    Glowing chemical 'could aid brain cancer surgery' more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-10 01:33
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-20 07:17
Spacex says China is their main competitor for more
Posted in Software on 2013-10-20 06:43
Pirate Bay Browser Clocks 1,000,000 more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-10 02:10
Google reportedly investing hundreds of millions into more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-14 03:13
Endothelial Cells Can Repair and Regenerate Organs, more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Spacex says China is their main competitor for more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Staring at Your Phone Could Be Making You Short more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to mobile, more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Delivering drugs via nanoparticles to target more

Recent Blog Posts

  • Posted by AlexMuller
    Even light drinking increases risk of more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Researchers have discovered how to slow more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Human retinas grown in a dish explain how color vision more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    The smartphone app that can tell you’re depressed before more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Neural networks don’t understand what optical illusions more

Login to your Account

Login to your PlanetTech Account here

Remember me

Create a New Account

You just need username and password

The following errors occured:
Verify password:
Remember me