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.


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



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