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Near Earth Asteroids – Prospection, Orbit Modification, Mining and Habitation



The number of known Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) has increased continuously during the last twenty years. We now understand the role of asteroid impacts for the evolution of life on Earth (Alvarez et al. 1980). To ensure that mankind will survive as a species in the long run, we have to face the “asteroid threat” seriously.


Solar System Earth Orbit Astronomical Unit Ordinary Chondrite Main Belt 
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  1. 1.Consulting architectTullnAustria
  2. 2.University of ViennaViennaAustria

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