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Cosmic Debris pp 239-246 | Cite as

Endgame

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Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)

Abstract

If the world waits long enough, it will eventually be hit by a comet or an asteroid. In the future, Earth can expect to be struck by a 500-m-wide asteroid once every 50,000–250,000 years.

Keywords

Near Earth Object Deep Space Exploration Eventual Obliteration Solar System Planet Gravity Tractor 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ebbw Vale, GwentUK

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