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Save Earth From An Asteroid

The NEO Deflection App, created by Aerospace in partnership with NASA/JPL, is a science-based tool that uses physics and orbital mechanics to let you save the planet.
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The NEO Deflection App, created by Aerospace in partnership with NASA/JPL, is a science-based tool that uses physics and orbital mechanics to model an approaching asteroid that can be deflected using multiple parameters: time, launch vehicles, asteroid type and distance. 

The app, originally designed for one user, has been updated to incorporate groups of participants so they can collaboratively deflect an asteroid headed toward Earth. In the enhanced version, diverse teams can engage in different scenarios and friendly competition to save Earth from an impending impact.  As they work together, they communicate and simulate possible solutions. 

Soon you will be able to try this app with your high school class and give your students the opportunity to save the world!

Asteroid Hunters

Asteroid Hunters Teaching AIDs

Give your students the opportunity to save the world with our downloadable lesson plan, slideshow and student handouts.

Asteroid Deflection Stars in IMAX Film

An IMAX documentary was filmed at Aerospace’s El Segundo facility to highlight Aerospace’s near-Earth objects (NEOs) expertise on planetary defense and asteroid deflection.
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NEO App Aids In Planetary Defense

The NEO Deflection App allows anyone to engage in asteroid deflection exercises in order to raise awareness about the dangers of NEOs and learn about planetary defense techniques.
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Artificial Intelligence Takes On Asteroids

A 25-meter asteroid could devastate an area of Earth the size of Manhattan. Here’s how Aerospace developed artificial intelligence to help make sure that doesn’t happen.
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Planetary Defense: Risks, Options, And Costs

A major asteroid strike on Earth would cause widespread devastation. What are the options, risks, and costs involved in trying to divert or destroy a near-Earth object (NEO) on a collision course with Earth? Advanced planning will be critical to mitigating future asteroid threats.

Source URL: https://aerospace.org/asteroids