[ExI] asteroid defense
anders at aleph.se
Wed Mar 2 11:38:06 UTC 2011
Kelly Anderson wrote:
> After a couple of hours of fussing around trying to find asteroid
> insurance, I am pretty sure nobody is currently selling any currently.
Good to know.
> I did, however, find the following site:
Interesting, and a bit sad.
There is also the B612 foundation:
Their goal is to significantly alter the orbit of an asteroid, in a
controlled manner, by 2015 (I think they are running out of time). But
they have done a bit of analysis on gravity tractors. The JPL report is
Now they just need to get people with money to start funding a real
> Another fairly cool project is orbit at home, which is like seti at home,
> but for NEO computation.
> At least their web site seems to work pretty good... :-)
The first BOINC project I know of that actually tries to reduce xrisk.
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