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Deflecting Asteroids: Protecting The Earth From Future Catastrophic Events

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Although massive asteroid impacts on Earth are rare, astronomers have identified thousands of asteroids close enough to Earth to be potentially hazardous. Learn from meteorite specialist Denton Ebel, Curator in the Division of Physical Sciences, how scientists have proposed to deflect an asteroid that’s on a collision course with Earth.

PHOTOGRAPHY:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCAL/MPS/DLR/IDA

VIDEO:
AMNH/J. Bauerle

VISUALIZATIONS
AMNH/Denver Museum of Nature & Science/GOTO, Inc. Tokyo, Japan/
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, China
B612 Foundation
NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

MUSIC
“Fanfares From The Opera Libuse” by Antonin Dvorak, Zdenek Fibich
and Bedrich Smetana/Warner Chappell Production Music
“Stately Homes” by Jim Jammy and Roger Dodgers/Warner Chappell Production Music

SOUND EFFECTS
“Dark Territory” by Limits of Perception/Warner Chappell Production Music
“Fire Creep” by Limits of Perception/Warner Chappell Production Music
Freesound/cognitu-perceptu, bareform, dobroide, fabianofa
Jagadamba, marcuslee
“Hit-blizzard” by Robert Dudzic/Warner Chappell Production Music
“Overhead Projectile” by Limits of Perception/Warner Chappell Production Music
“Solar Wind Drone” by Gerhard Daum/Warner Chappell Production Music
“VHS Tape Rewinding” by Zdenek Nedved/Warner Chappell Production Music

COSMIC COLLISIONS
Cosmic Collisions was developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science; GOTO, Inc., Tokyo, Japan; and the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, China.

Made possible through the generous support of CIT.

Cosmic Collisions was developed by the American Museum of Natural History with the major support and partnership of National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Science Mission Directorate, Heliophysics Division, grant number NNG04GC18G.

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