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Asteroid strikes are a threat, but space-based telescopes would reduce risk

The Guardian, June 30, 2015

Scientists worldwide mark first annual Asteroid Day with stark warnings

Al-Jazeera America, June 30, 2015

Asteroid Day seeks to protect us from near-Earth threats

CNN, June 30, 2015
The greatest threat of planetary extinction that we’re all not talking about
Washington Post, June 30, 2015

6 times the Earth was smashed to bits

Wired UK, June 30, 2015

Asteroid Day Takes Aim at Our Cosmic Blind Spot: Threats From Above
NBC News, June 29, 2015

The Underfunded, Disorganized Plan to Save Earth from the Next Giant Asteroid

Motherboard, June 28, 2015

Asteroid Day: Everything you need to know about saving the world from space rocks
International Business Times, June 25, 2015

Get Set for Asteroid Day
Astronomy Magazine, June 24, 2015

6 things you need to know about Asteroid Day
Irish Examiner, June 24, 2015

Asteroid Day tries to save life as we know it

The Guardian, June 13, 2015

We Can Save Ourselves From Earth-Killing Asteroids, But Someone Has to Pay

Newsweek, June 11, 2015

Sentinel’s Mission to Find 500,000 Near-Earth Asteroids
IEEE Spectrum, April 29, 2015

How to prevent another Chelyabinsk
Astronomy Now, April 29, 2015

Space Telescope Concepts Seek To Detect Smaller Near-Earth Asteroids
Space News, April 27, 2015

Why one former astronaut is trying to save the world from asteroids, January 27, 2015



Brian May: act now to stop asteroids destroying humanity
Wired UK, December 3, 2014

‘Asteroid Day’ to Raise Awareness of Space Rock Threat, December 3, 2014

Brian May Is the Champion of the Universe
Newsweek, December 3, 2014

The time to tackle killer asteroids is NOW, warn scientists: Leading experts call for urgent action to save the human race
The Daily Mail, December 3, 2014

Know thy enemy: the million space rocks we must find
New Scientist, December 3, 2014

Asteroids could wipe out humanity, warn Richard Dawkins and Brian Cox
The Telegraph (UK), December 3, 2014

Scientists call for killer asteroid hunt
Financial Times, December 3, 2014

Finding the Right Rocks
SpaceNews, October 27, 2014

Asteroids: between a rock and a hard place
The Guardian, September 19

Photographer Spotlight: Ed Lu, astronaut
Flickr blog, July 23, 2014

Doomsday 1: An Asteroid Wiped Out the Dinosaurs—Will We Be Next?
California Magazine, Summer 2014

We Don’t Have to Play Cosmic Roulette with Asteroids Anymore
SingularityHub, July 2, 2014

How Sentinel Will Hunt for Hidden Asteroids
Universe Today, June 5, 2014

B612 Foundation highlights the risk of city-destroying asteroids
Gizmag, April 23, 2014

Ex-astronauts plan to launch an asteroid-tracking satellite
Ars Technica, April 23, 2014

What are odds an asteroid will level a major city? Higher than you might think, say researchers
Christian Science Monitor, April 23, 2014

Sentinel Telescope May Help Save Us From Earth-Killing Asteroids
Red Orbit, April 23, 2014

The Next ‘City-Killer’ Asteroid Could Be Closer Than We Think
TIME, April 23, 2014

Surprise: Earth Is Hit By a Lot More Asteroids Than You Thought
Universe Today, April 22, 2014

See where asteroids have hit Earth since 2001
The Telegraph, April 22, 2014

Asteroids Whack Earth More Often Than Thought, April 22, 2014

A Map of Every Nuke-Scale Asteroid Strike From the Last Decade
Wired, April 22, 2014

Big Bangs: Asteroids Strike Earth More Often Than We Think
NBC News, April 22, 2014

Earth’s odds of getting slammed by an asteroid are a lot higher than we think, April 22, 2014

Attack of the asteroids: New video shows where they hit and when
LA Times, April 22, 2014

Visualisation ‘shows asteroid hits’
BBC News, April 22, 2014

Powerful Asteroids Strike Earth with Surprising Frequency, April 22, 2014

Group: Deadly asteroids more frequent than thought
USA Today,  April 22, 2014

Astronauts plan $250 million asteroid telescope ‘to stop disaster’
The Telegraph UK, April 19, 2014

Far More Asteroids Have Hit The Earth Than We Thought, Astronauts Say
The Huffington Post, April 19, 2014

NASA: The Only Thing Stopping a City-Destroying Asteroid Is Blind Luck
Gizmodo, April 18, 2014

Indie band Broken Bells helps defend Earth against asteroids
The Verge, April 11, 2014

Broken Bells Is Doing Their Part to Help Save the Earth—from Asteroids
Relevant Magazine, April 11, 2014

Broken Bells Team Up with Space Foundation to Save the Earth from Asteroids
Music for Good, April 10, 2014

Indie Band Broken Bells Will Help Save Us From Potentially Hazardous Asteroids, March 30, 2014

This Ex-Astronaut Is Stalking Asteroids to Save Civilization
WIRED, March 10, 2014

Planning a Planetary Defense Against Asteroids
Newsweek, February 14, 2014

The Hunt for Killer Asteroids
Mashable, January 28, 2014

Saving the World With Science
The Huffington Post, January 22, 2014



More Large Asteroid Strikes Are Likely, Scientists Find
The New York Times, November 6, 2013
United Nations to Adopt Asteroid Defense Plan
Scientific American, October 28, 2013
Astronauts point to next frontier: Stopping killer asteroids
NBC News, October 28, 2013

UN aims to fight asteroids, creates a global warning network

Los Angeles Times, October 28, 2013

Global Effort Needed to Defend Earth from Asteroids, Astronauts Tell UN, October 28, 2013

Global Effort Planned to Defend Earth from Asteroids

The Weather Channel, October 28. 2013

What If Earth Was Threatened by An Asteroid Strike? Astronaut Panel Brings Up Ideas To Search, Deflect These Threats

Universe Today, October 28, 2013

United Nations to Spearhead Asteroid Deflection Plan

Discovery News, October 28, 2013

UN sets up asteroid peacekeepers to defend Earth

NewScientist, October 28. 2013

Astronauts and cosmonauts call for global cooperation on asteroid threat

EarthSky, October 28, 2013

United Nations adopts plan to defend Earth from threatening asteroids

Wired UK, October 28, 2013

Association of Space Explorers (ASE)—Global Cooperation Needed To Counter Asteroids

SatNews Daily, October 28, 2013

Asteroid Defense Plan Adopted By United Nations

The Inquistr, October 28, 2013

United Nations agrees to establish Asteroid Warning Group to defend Earth against impacts

Herald Sun, October 29, 2013

U.N Meets with Space Experts for Contingency Plan on Asteroid Strikes

Headlines and Global News, October 28, 2013

How do you spot an incoming asteroid anyway?

Christian Science Monitor, October 28, 2013

UN Mulls Plan to Defend Against Earth-Demolishing Asteroids

Mother Jones, October 28, 2013

UN Mounts Asteroid Defense Plan Following ‘Bad Luck’ Of Chelyabinsk Meteor

International Business Times, October 28, 2013

Asteroid Defense Plan Overdue, Astronauts Say; UN Now Preparing For Impact

International Science Times, October 28, 2013

UN to project an asteroid defense group

Pentagon Post, October 28, 2013

Detecting and Deflecting a Killer Asteroid

Popular Mechanics, October 25, 2013

Avoiding Armageddon: The Hunt is on for Deadly Asteroids

USA Today, October 6, 2013

B612 Team Involved in Deflecting Deadly Asteroids

Las Vegas Guardian Express, September 19, 2013

Up and Out: Saving the Planet from Asteroids

Montecito Magazine, Summer/Fall 2013

Non-Profit’s Private Space Telescope to Hunt Dangerous Asteroids in 2017, April 13, 2013

A Clearer View of the Space Bullet That Grazed Russia

New York Times, March 25, 2013

Better Asteroid Detection Needed, Experts Say

New York Times, March 20, 2013

The B612 Sentinel Space Telescope (E.T. Lu, H. Reitsema, J. Troeltzsch, and S. Hubbard)

New Space magazine, April 2013

Killer Asteroid Could Be Geopolitical Nightmare, March 14, 2013

After another near miss, Stanford professor wants to find asteroids that threaten Earth

Opli Magazine, March 11, 2013

Former astronaut Ed Lu on NASA and saving Earth from asteroids

Stanford Daily, March 8, 2013

Can Humans Do Better Than Dinosaurs When it Comes to Incoming Space Objects?

Dot Earth, New York Times, February 20, 2013

Detecting asteroids, meteors takes on new urgency

USA Today, February 18, 2013

Vindication for Entrepreneurs Watching Sky: Yes, It Can Fall

The New York Times, February 17, 2013

‘Playing Roulette with the Earth:’ Dr Ed Lu on Asteroids

ABC News, February 15, 2013

Russia meteor virtually impossible to see coming, Current and planned efforts focus on larger objects, February 15, 2013

A chance to prevent future asteroid impacts, “The Next List,” February 15, 2013

Tracking a Space Rock’s Streak Past Earth (Audio)

Science Friday NPR, Friday February 15, 2013

Meteor and asteroid events give new focus for our vital Sentinel telescope

The Guardian, February 15, 2013

Asteroid Incoming!

ABC Nightline, February 14, 2013

To Save Earth from Asteroids, We Must Find Them Early

Popular Mechanics, February 14, 2013

A Warning From the Asteroid Hunters

Wall Street Journal, February 13, 2013

Giant asteroid will zoom past Earth, averting apocalypse

Santa Cruz Sentinel, February 13, 2013

One man’s bold quest to save the Earth from asteroids

CNN The Next List, February 12, 2013

Shooting Gallery of Asteroids Prompts Former Astronauts’ Venture

Bloomberg, February 12, 2013

The Committee to Save the Planet: Who Watches the Asteroids?

TIME, February 12, 2013

Saving The World From Asteroids

ABC/Yahoo! Newsmakers, February 11, 2013

NASA: Asteroid flyby next week will be closest for a space rock so large

Washington Post, February 8, 2013

Close Shave: Asteroid To Buzz Earth Next Week

NPR Morning Edition, February 8, 2013

FORUM: Group keeping an eye on asteroid threats

New Haven Register, February 1, 2013

Hunter asteroids: Launched into orbit machine, whose mission – to save the Earth from space accident (translation available on site)

“Rossiiskaya Gazeta” Russian Gazette, January 24, 2013

We Probably Wouldn’t Even See A Doomsday Asteroid Until It Was Too Late

Forbes, January 10, 2013

Asteroid Watch

Air and Space Smithsonian, January 2013


With New Telescope, Scientists Hope to Zero-In on Asteroids

KQED News, June 29, 2012

Asteroid Hunter to Be First Private Deep-Space Mission?

National Geographic, June 28, 2012

Stanford professor oversees development of asteroid early-detection system

Stanford News, June 28, 2012

B612 Sentinel: The First Privately-Funded Deep Space Mission

Popular Science, June 28, 2012

Crowd-funded space telescope to spy dangerous space rocks

Washington Post, June 28, 2012

B612 Foundation Announces First Privately Funded Deep Space Mission

Space Ref, June 28, 2012

Vigilante asteroid hunters seek private telescope to scan for killer space rocks

Fox News, June 28, 2012

Asteroid activists launch fund-raising campaign for space telescope

NBC Cosmic Log, June 28, 2012

Non-Profit Steps Up to Fill Killer-Asteroid Monitoring Gap

Wired Science, June 28, 2012

Private space telescope could boost asteroid mining, June 28, 2012

Privately and publicly looking for Earth-threatening asteroids

Discover Magazine, June 28, 2012

Vermin of the Sky

The New Yorker, February 28, 2011