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

Explores four main types of mitigation including civil defense, “slow push” or “pull” methods, kinetic impactors and nuclear explosions.

The National Academies Press, March 2011

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