An innovative method to mitigate NEOs potential threats
The perfection of astronomical observation systems led to an increasing discovery rate of near-Earth objects (NEOs). NEOs are asteroids, comets and large meteors that intersect Earth's orbit, representing a possible crash threat. As a consequence, it is significant to increase knowledge on their physical characterisation as well as the number of discovered NEOs to provide effective defence of citizens and infrastructures in the event of a collision. The EU-funded NEOROCKS project proposes an innovative method to perfect observational operations, support modelling and simulation work, promote international strategy and reduce response times. A group of expert astronomers using large aperture telescopes with sophisticated instrumentation will evaluate how fast follow-up observations are performed on newly discovered NEOs.
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