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NASA Has Refused to Release its Full Analysis on "Near Earth Asteroids"

Date Released: Saturday, May 5, 2007

The technical report ("2006 Near Earth Object Survey and Deflection Study") backing up NASA's recent summary report to Congress on NEOs is now available on the B612 Foundation website (Note: be forwarned this is a 23 MB PDF download).

B612 Foundation believes that openness and transparency on the NEO issue is critical to maintaining public confidence in those with responsibility for their safety. While NEO impacts occur very infrequently when they do the devastation can exceed that of any other natural hazard. Furthermore, with adequate warning NEO impacts can actually be prevented, unlike most other natural hazards.
NASA is an important player in the chain of responsibility for enabling the prevention of these infrequent devastating disasters. For this reason we believe that all information on this subject should be open to all for review. To date NASA has repeatedly refused access to this technical report, even to the professional community who contributed their technical inputs at NASA's request.
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