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space (spās) n. 1. space beyond the atmosphere of the earth.

prag·ma·tism (prgm-tzm) n. A way of approaching situations or solving problems that emphasizes practical applications and consequences.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Using Lasers to Detect and Deflect Asteroids

Researchers at the University of Alabama, Huntsville (my current school -djs) say a light-weight space based laser could detect near earth asteroids 10 times better than current radar techniques.

Short pulse lasers could also be used to move asteroids away from the Earth. Researchers say we are two decades away from technology maturity, however.


Ed said...

Dan, there is a small problem with your blog template. The title section shouldn't have a hyperlink inside it, it should just have the name of your blog, like this:

<title>Space Pragmatism</title>

The way it is right now causes problems for feed readers.

L. Riofrio said...

Asteroids show that if we don't venture into Space, something from Space will venture into us. I enjoy your posts every day that I can get to a computer, and appreciate your mention February 28.

Since you are at UAH, do you know Dr. Richard Lieu I need someone to verify to him that I exist.