Laser ablation for the effective deflection, exploration and exploitation of asteroids

Alison Gibbings, Massimiliano Vasile, Ian A. Watson, John-Mark Hopkins, David Burns

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Abstract

Any asteroid-to-Earth impacting event could result in the wide spread, a mass extinction of life. To address this risk, laster ablation is being investigated as a justifiable and achievable technique for the successful mitigation and deflection of asteroids.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2012
EventAstrobiology Science Conference 2012 - Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Duration: 16 Apr 201220 Apr 2012

Conference

ConferenceAstrobiology Science Conference 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, Georgia
Period16/04/1220/04/12

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Asteroids
Laser ablation
deflection
ablation
asteroid
laser
mass extinction
Ablation
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Keywords

  • laser ablation
  • asteroid deflection
  • asteroid exploitation
  • asteroid exploration

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Gibbings, A., Vasile, M., Watson, I. A., Hopkins, J-M., & Burns, D. (2012). Laser ablation for the effective deflection, exploration and exploitation of asteroids. Poster session presented at Astrobiology Science Conference 2012, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Gibbings, Alison ; Vasile, Massimiliano ; Watson, Ian A. ; Hopkins, John-Mark ; Burns, David. / Laser ablation for the effective deflection, exploration and exploitation of asteroids. Poster session presented at Astrobiology Science Conference 2012, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.1 p.
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2012. Poster session presented at Astrobiology Science Conference 2012, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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