A Congressional hearing on the threat of asteroid impacts was held on Tuesday. Alan Boyle reports:
Congress got the word from NASA on Tuesday about its options for dealing with the threats posed by asteroids and comets: Lawmakers can either provide adequate funding for detecting and characterizing near-Earth objects, and diverting them if necessary — or they can pray.
- Congress hears options for asteroid defense: Pay now or pray later – Cosmic Log
- Smith: Avoiding Asteroid Threats Requires Innovation, Commitment and Diligence | Committee on Science – U.S. House of Representatives