Post Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:20 pm

Asteroid Collisions!

Hi everyone,

I've found an interesting link to NASA's "Near Earth Object Program", which aims to detect all near Earth objects greater than 1km across which might impact within the next 100 years. There's a list of the objects here...

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/

...and below is a wonderfully apocalyptic, colour-coded guide to all the risk zones!

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/torino_scale.html


Also, be sure to check out Galaxy Zoo under the "Astronomy and Cosmology" section of the forum