NEO Threat Hearing?

Rep. Rohrabacher Requests Hearing To Assess Near Earth Objects Threat

"Rep. Rohrabacher sent a letter to Rep. Mark Udall, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, requesting a hearing to examine the United States' ability to track Near Earth Objects (NEOs) that potentially pose a significant threat to the planet. A March 2007 report released by NASA restated the goals of the current detection program, known as Spaceguard, and described the possible destruction caused if an NEO were to collide with the earth. "At this time," writes Rohrabacher, "our ability to discover and track such objects is woefully inadequate."

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