Target Earth, Gregg Easterbrook leads an illustrated tour through the treacherous world of space rocks.

18 Jun

Stéphane Guisard,

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Gregg Easterbrook

The Sky is Falling
The Atlantic, June 2008

“The task of defending Earth from objects falling from the skies seems most fitting for NASA, or perhaps for a multinational civilian agency that might be created. Which raises the question: What could NASA, or anyone else, actually do to provide a defense?… Unlike in the movies, where impossibly good-looking, wisecracking men and women grab space suits and race to the launchpad immediately after receiving a warning that something is approaching from space, in real life preparations to defend against a space object would take many years.”


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Posted by on June 18, 2008 in Science News, Space


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