On April 22, three former astronauts, Ed Lu, Tom Jones and Bill Anders, will be presenting evidence that asteroids hit the earth far more often than we think—in fact, three to ten times more often than we think, according to data from a nuclear weapons warning network. The data that they'll be presenting at the Seattle Museum of Flight shows that the only thing that has prevented a catastrophe from a city-killer sized asteroid so far, is blind luck, according to a report on phys.org.
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Lu, who is CEO of the B612 foundation, said in a recent press release, that the nuclear weapons warning network has detected 26 multi-kiloton explosions since 2001, all of which are due to asteroid impacts. It shows that asteroid impacts are NOT rare, but actually 3-10 times more common than we previously thought.
The B612 Foundation is working with Ball Aerospace to build the Sentinel Infrared Space Telescope Mission which, from a solar orbit closer to the Sun than the Earth, is designed to look outwards in infrared to detect the hundreds of thousands of near Earth objects over 140 meters in size that are thought to be out there.
Although useful, the B612 Foundation project doesn't attempt to address the underlying scientific principles which determine the dynamics of the solar system, including asteroids. Another major problem with the B612 project is that it's privately funded, when the protection of Earth from city- to planet-killing asteroids should be the concern of all of humanity, along the lines of the Strategic Defense of the Earth proposal designed by Lyndon LaRouche.