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Upcoming Planetary Defense Challenges

Physics/Astro Auditorium

Ed Lu (B612 Foundation)

November 3, 2016 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Discussion of the scientific as well as public policy challenges related to potential asteroid impact scenarios we will be faced with when the LSST comes online. At that point, the discovery rate of Near Earth Asteroids will increase by more than a factor of 20 over the current rate, and the list of asteroids with worrisome probability of hitting the Earth will also become much larger.