Ed Lu on Protecting the Earth From Asteroids

Ed Lu sat down with Inside Edition to discuss the asteroid risk and what we can do to protect Earth. You can read the article and watch the interview here. ...

Understanding What it Takes to Divert Asteroids, by Dr. Ed Lu

Asteroid Institute Senior Researcher Dr. Sarah Greenstreet was the lead author on a recently submitted research paper entitled, “Required Deflection Impulses as a Function of Time Before Impact for Earth-Impacting Asteroids,” with contributors, Mike Loucks, John Carrico, Tatiana Kichkaylo, Mario Juric, and myself.  This paper...

B612 Heads to Luxembourg to Celebrate Asteroid Day

On June 30th, the world came together to celebrate Asteroid Day's 5th anniversary in Luxembourg. B612 co-founders Rusty Schweickart and Dr. Ed Lu, along with B612 President Danica Remy, joined dozens of other asteroid experts from around the world for three incredible events.   Asteroid Day Technical...

Dr. Ed Lu Interviewed on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday

Asteroid Institute Director Dr. Ed Lu was recently featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talked to Dr. Lu about the meteor that recently exploded over the Bering Sea. You can listen to the interview and read a transcript of their discussion here....

Dr. Ed Lu Makes the Case for Mapping the Asteroids at the Long Now Foundation

Asteroid Institute Executive Director Dr. Ed Lu recently spoke at Long Now Foundation’s Interval Bar to make the case that humanity needs a map of Near-Earth Asteroids. Long Now’s Executive Director Zander Rose hosted the talk. Dr. Lu explained how previous frontiers have only been explored with...

Dr. Ed Lu interviewed in Popular Science

Popular Science interviewed B612 co-founder Ed Lu about the meteor that recently exploded over the Bering Sea. The meteor exploded more than 10 miles above the surface of the Earth over an unpopulated region, but Ed noted that is served as a solid reminder that “the...

Today is the Anniversary of Chelyabinsk

Six years ago, a meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia injuring over 1,500 people and damaging 7,000 buildings across six cities. This event caused people around the world to ask: What are we doing about asteroids? The answer is: A whole lot. Scientists at the Asteroid Institute are building detection tools to...

An Asteroid Day Recap by Danica Remy

It’s been a month since Asteroid Day 2018, and we want to share with you the reach and significance of what the B612 helped make happen on June 30. Ed and Rusty have been educating and advocating for the world to pay attention to the risks of...

Mapping the Final Frontier with ADAM

Dr. Ed Lu of the B612 Asteroid Institute, explains how mapping the inner solar system with the ADAM project can help us recognize asteroid threats and opportunities. With Asteroid Day 2018  just around the corner, Dr. Ed Lu recently spoke to PC Magazine about several...

U.S. Government Updates Plan for Asteroid Impact Prevention by Dr. Ed. Lu

Asteroid Institute responds to U.S. Asteroid Defense implementation plan. In December 2016, the U.S. Government released its strategy document on preparing for and preventing asteroid impacts in which they outlined which government agencies would be involved in the planning for such an event, and the broad...