The Resource Defending Planet Earth : Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies, Committee to Review Near-Earth-Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies ; Space Studies Board ; Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies

Defending Planet Earth : Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies, Committee to Review Near-Earth-Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies ; Space Studies Board ; Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Defending Planet Earth : Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies
Title
Defending Planet Earth
Title remainder
Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies
Statement of responsibility
Committee to Review Near-Earth-Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies ; Space Studies Board ; Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The United States spends approximately $4 million each year searching for near-Earth objects (NEOs). The objective is to detect those that may collide with Earth. The majority of this funding supports the operation of several observatories that scan the sky searching for NEOs. This, however, is insufficient in detecting the majority of NEOs that may present a tangible threat to humanity. A significantly smaller amount of funding supports ways to protect the Earth from such a potential collision or "mitigation." In 2005, a Congressional mandate called for NASA to detect 90 percent of NEOs with diameters of 140 meters of greater by 2020. Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies identifies the need for detection of objects as small as 30 to 50 meters as these can be highly destructive. The book explores four main types of mitigation including civil defense, "slow push" or "pull" methods, kinetic impactors and nuclear explosions. It also asserts that responding effectively to hazards posed by NEOs requires national and international cooperation. Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies is a useful guide for scientists, astronomers, policy makers and engineers."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
MERUC
Dewey number
523.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB741
LC item number
.N383 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Defending Planet Earth : Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies, Committee to Review Near-Earth-Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies ; Space Studies Board ; Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""FrontMatter""; ""Dedication""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""Summary""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Risk Analysis""; ""3 Survey and Detection of Near-Earth Objects""; ""4 Characterization""; ""5 Mitigation""; ""6 Research""; ""7 National and International Coordination and Collaboration""; ""8 Optimal Approaches""; ""Appendixes""; ""Appendix A: Independent Cost Assessment""; ""Appendix B: Letter of Request""; ""Appendix C: Committee, Panel, and Staff Biographical Information""; ""Appendix D: Minority Opinion�Mark Boslough, Mitigation Panel Member""
Control code
ocn704418358
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 134 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309149693
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35819017
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)704418358
  • pebcs030914969X

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