The White House Has Released A Plan To Deal With An Asteroid Impact By Jonathan
The White House Has Released A Plan To Deal With An Asteroid Impact
By Jonathan O’Callaghan
One day, we are probably going to be faced with a killer asteroid heading our way, threatening to cause major damage to the planet. The odds just aren’t in our favor.
To prepare for such a day, the White House released its Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy on December 30, 2016. It details how to stop such a disaster ever occurring, and how to act if worst comes to worst, and we are hit by a large asteroid.
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There are several institutions set up to track these asteroids – such as NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) – but most agree we are not doing enough. We know of thousands of near-Earth asteroids, but more than two-thirds remain undetected.MattSh, em77, HeartoftheMidwest and 2 othersDepaysement, Sassy like this
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