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Support Sentinel this holiday season

Together, we have an opportunity to carry out a critical space mission that was impossible just 10 years ago. Asteroids can and do strike Earth, but the B612 Foundation stepped up to the plate. We have gathered the world’s leading astrophysicists and aerospace engineers to build a deep-space telescope that will reveal approximately one million […]

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The Joy of Discovery

Here I am once again, flying high over the Pacific Ocean on my way to the Big Island of Hawaii to the high and cold mountain top of Mauna Kea. This is not a new experience for me but the thrill never goes away. I have been given 7 nights to use one of the […]

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Approximate Chelyabinsk Orbit Diagrams

Many thanks to Peter Brown and David L. Clark of the University of Western Ontario for these animations that provide preliminary data of the Chelyabinsk object and its orbit. This work was done by David Clark, Western’s resident pre-impact ephemeris dynamicist.

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FAQ on the Chelyabinsk Asteroid Impact

We have received a tremendous amount of inquires on the Chelyabinsk event last Friday. Board member Clark Chapman and CEO Ed Lu put together this FAQ for our community. As the world had two cosmic events in one day, we’re doing our best to bring you accurate information as soon as humanly possible. Thank you for […]

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Statement by the Association of Space Explorers @ Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

Our report noted the need for more sensitive, far-reaching asteroid surveys, so our Association is encouraged that new ground-based telescopes are coming online. More resources can only speed this search effort; some may come from philanthropic organizations like the B612 Foundation, developing the Sentinel space-based search telescope. Two of B612’s founders are veteran space fliers […]

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B612 on Nightline (ABC News)

Ed Lu, Rusty, Schweickart and Scott Hubbard were interviewed on ABC’s Nightline, talking about the Sentinel Mission and the need to discover and map Near Earth Asteroids. Click here to watch the entire segment.

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An Near Miss: Fending Off Asteroids [On Point with Tom Ashbrook (WBUR)]

Listen to this great podcast interview recorded Thursday, February 13, with Ed and J. Kelly Beatty, senior contributing editor at Sky and Telescope magazine. (@nightskyguy) The original link is here—A Near Miss: Fending Off Asteroids A huge asteroid brushes by planet Earth Friday. Closer than our own satellites. We’ll look at our very close call, and asteroid defense. […]

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Slooh Space Camera to Track Asteroid 2012 DA14 Skimming by Earth

Slooh Space Camera will cover its near-approach on Friday, February 15th, with several live shows on, free to the public, starting at 6 PM PST / 9 PM EST / 02:00 UTC (2/16) – accompanied by real-time discussions with Slooh Space Camera’s Paul Cox, astronomer and author Bob Berman, and Prescott Observatory manager, Matt […]

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