BBC - NEOShield to assess Earth defence

Posted by ProjectC 
<blockquote>'NEOShield is a new international project that will assess the threat posed by Near Earth Objects (NEO) and look at the best possible solutions for dealing with a big asteroid or comet on a collision path with our planet.

The effort is being led from the German space agency's (DLR) Institute of Planetary Research in Berlin, and had its kick-off meeting this week.

It will draw on expertise from across Europe, Russia and the US.'

- BBC, NEOShield to assess Earth defence, 20 January 2012</blockquote>


<blockquote>Der Spiegel, ..Developing Asteroid Shield, 26 January 2012

Asteroid Threat to Earth Sparks Global 'NEOShield' Project, 26 January 2012


Project C, page 22 '..Earth Shield Project'</blockquote>