Detecting Earth-crossing asteroids

Scanning for hazardous comets

Although some 200 Earth-crossing objects had been detected by astronomers, in 1996 the USA launched a government program to detect hazardous comets with the objective of refining the previously crude estimates of the probability of major collisions with such objects.

Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 15: Life on Land