Taking Asteroid Threats Seriously

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"In the new economy of commercial ventures into Earth's orbit, the B612 Foundation is aiming for much farther--into deep space--propelled by nothing but philanthropic dollars. Although the team's mission design has sparked some dissent and the fundraising goal is steep, all agree that Sentinel's dynamic cartography of the swarm of objects in Earth's milieu would transform planetary science. Says physicist Mark Boslough, an impact specialist at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico: "If we're going to take the impact threat seriously, we have to do something like this."

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