How to Defuse Earth Impact Threat Announcements

@article{DAbramo2013HowTD,
  title={How to Defuse Earth Impact Threat Announcements},
  author={Germano D'Abramo},
  journal={CHANCE},
  year={2013},
  volume={26},
  pages={17 - 23}
}
  • Germano D'Abramo
  • Published 2013
  • Computer Science, Physics
  • CHANCE
  • Summary: In the past decade both scientists and laymen have probably heard at least once through the newspapers, TV and Internet that a new asteroid has been discovered with non-zero (sometimes "high") probability of collision with the Earth in the near future. Since early 2000's, such probabilities are routinely calculated by two impact monitoring systems (one in the US, the other in Europe) on preliminary orbits of newly discovered Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs), and are regularly updated… CONTINUE READING

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    About the Author Germano d'Abramo works as a researcher at SpaceDyS S.r.l. in Pisa, Italy, and a research associate at the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetary Science in Rome

    • ESA/ESRIN premises in Frascati. His research interests include near-Earth asteroids population modeling and deflection and mathematical/physical topics (e.g., algorithmic complexity