Planetary protection and planetary defense are two related but distinct concepts in the context of space exploration.
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Planetary defense refers to the efforts to protect the Earth and its inhabitants from the potential threat posed by asteroids, comets, and other celestial objects that could collide with our planet. NASA plays a key role in planetary defense by leading and coordinating international efforts to detect and track near-Earth objects (NEOs) and develop strategies […]
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What happens when an astroid is detected to be on a collision course with Earth?
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The report is focused on new research which will expand understanding of our solar system’s origin, how planets form and evolve, under what conditions life can survive, and where to find potentially habitable environments in our solar system and beyond.
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