Institute of Astronomy

Asteroids and impacts - should we worry?

SpeakerTalk DateWeekly Handout
Robin Catchpole22 February 2017
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Talk Summary

On average every 5000 years an object large enough to make a crater 1 km in diameter strikes the Earth. We will examine the history, origin and effect of these impacts and see what we are doing to predict and prevent them.


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