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A Call for an Asteroid Response Team

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A Call for an Asteroid Response Team

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A Call for an Asteroid Response Team

A Call for an Asteroid Response Team

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Researchers call for an international effort, potentially coordinated by the United Nations, to act as a planetary response team for potential space threats. Though sky watchers have not located any definite threats so far, one worry is that by the time a threat is spotted, it will be too late for any one country to be able to take useful action on its own.

Guest:

David Morrison, senior scientist, NASA Astrobiology Institute, NASA Ames Research Center