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near-earth object

[‚nir ′ərth ‚äb‚jekt]
(astronomy)
An asteroid or comet whose orbit takes it within 1.3 astronomical units of the sun.
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Fortunately for us the atmosphere of Earth acts as a protective shield for most Near Earth Objects which burn up or explode at high altitudes.
But, as yet there is no co-ordinated international effort to identify threatening near earth objects (NEOs) or to deal with them once detected.
Director of Near Earth Objects (NEO) Project Group of Space Generation Advisory Council Alex Karl called the campaign a 'great success'.
The Spaceguard Centre in Powys has a research grade robotic telescope system for tracking Near Earth Objects (NEOs).
org But if you want to find out if an asteroid could fall to Earth again - then you must visit The Spaceguard Centre, near Knighton, to hear how they can predict, detect and possibly prevent Near Earth Objects from striking our planet.
According to the latest calculations posted on the University of Pisa's Near Earth Objects Dynamic Site (http:// newton.
They also studied hazards that Near Earth Objects (NEOs) pose to Earth.
Dr Benny Peiser, an expert on Near Earth Objects from John Moore's University, Liverpool, said: "Near misses highlight the value in detecting these objects.
Work began Thursday at Bisei Space Guard Center in Okayama Prefecture to set up a 1-meter wide telescope for observing and tracking space debris and near earth objects (NEOs), project officials said.
Science Minister Lord Sainsbury will announce plans for a UK Centre for Near Earth Objects - asteroids or comets whose orbit brings them perilously close to the Earth.
gov/sst) lists all the Near Earth Objects (NEOs) that could smack us, shows odds of certain types of impacts and tracks media hype on the subject.
Jay Tate, of Powys' Spaceguard Centre, a leading UK source of information about near earth objects, described the report as a warning shot across the bows.

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