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Huge Asteroid Apophis Revealed in Photos

Solar Sail Flotilla Could Divert Possibly Dangerous Asteroid

Olivier Boisard

An illustration of how solar sails might help deflect the asteroid Apophis.

Asteroid Threat: NEO Space Situational Awareness

ESA - P.Carril

An artist's illustration of asteroids, or near-Earth objects, that highlight the need for a complete Space Situational Awareness system.

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