Near Earth Asteroids: Threats and Strategies - Event Details

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Near Earth Asteroids: Threats and Strategies

Location: Science and Technology 108

Join NASA Speaker Joseph Minafra from the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) of Ames Research Center for this exciting talk!

"At least 100 tons of meteoritic material hit Earth's atmosphere each day. On any given day, the number of meteor’s in the Earth’s sky exceeds 25 million.
Most are caused by objects no larger than a grain of sand. While most are small, larger objects resulting in atmospheric blasts about the size of the
Hiroshima bomb occur about every 10 years. Asteroids or comets greater than 1.5 km diameter can result in global disaster. What can we do?"

This talk is part of the Journey Through the Universe program and is coincident with the Space Studies Seminar class. Open to PUBLIC!
Sponsored by UH Hilo Dept of Astronomy and Physics and the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES)

For more information, contact: jch@hawaii.edu 808-896-6582

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Tags: NASA Astronomy Space PISCES Asteroids

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