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Meteorites and Impact Craters | Geoff Notkin

Described by the media as "one of the rock stars of science," Geoff Notkin hosts Science Channel's award-winning adventure series Meteorite Men and the Emmy Award-winning STEM Journals. He is also an internationally recognized authority on meteorites, an award-winning author and photographer, a musician, world...

What is Planetary Defense? | Rusty Schweickart

Rusty, an Apollo 9 astronaut, was the first Lunar Module Pilot on the mission. He co-founded B612 with Ed Lu, and served as its chairman until 2011. He is the founder of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) and served as president of ASE-USA. He...

Asteroids In Video Games | Scott Manley

Scott Manley is the Astronogamer - a rare fusion of gaming and science in one powerful combination. Able to deliver astonishing scientific facts while flying, or crashing digital simulations of spacecraft. He earned his degree in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Glasgow and a...

Geoff Notkin, David Brin, Scott Manley, Squad and YOU!

The B612 team would like to thank everyone who helped support our end-of-year fundraising campaign! [caption id="attachment_960" align="aligncenter" width="250"] It's a Kerbal Guy![/caption]   We received gifts from people from over 20 countries around the world, showing the true global reach of this dedicated community of asteroid hunters....

B612 Interview with Ruth Sears

Written by Hillary Aiken “I am supporting B612 on behalf of my grandfather, Howard Sears: in honor of his encouraging us to search for knowledge, and to work to improve the lives of others.” Ruth Sears With supporters from across the globe, we have the great honor...

Our response to the NASA Planetary Defense Office

We have good news to report. The field of Planetary Defense has taken a step forward with the announcement of the formation of the Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) within NASA. This new office was created in response to the highly critical report by the...

NASA Planetary Defense Coordination Office Statement

B612 Foundation applauds NASA’s recent announcement of the formation of the Planetary Defense Coordination Office. NASA's new planetary defense coordination office has a critical role not only in coordination but importantly in funding projects for asteroid detection and deflection. There are an estimated one million...

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B612’s Progress Report Vol. 1: Engaging the World in Planetary Defense

2015 saw tremendous advances in B612's education, advocacy, science and technology efforts. This year, our Sentinel technical team discovered new optimizations of Sentinel's capabilities (see Lunar Planetary Conference), and we continue to believe that Sentinel is the best technical solution to the asteroid discovery problem. We...

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Space News: Policing the (Cosmic) Neighborhood

Despite its capacity for serious harm, asteroid impact is not the largest existential threat we face right now. Climate change, resource limits, pandemics, nuclear war, societal breakdown, earthquakes and tsunamis are even more alarming. What distinguishes the asteroid threat is that mitigation is seemingly straightforward,...

Preventing Armageddon: The Economic Hurdles Of Asteroid Defense

Josh Goldstein investigates why people will pay more money to see a movie about Asteroids than for a protection system to prevent dangerous asteroid impacts. In an interview with Ed Lu for Planet Money, on NPR's All Things Considered, Lu talks about a two-step process: first...