UN plans international body to help defend earth from asteroids 

The United Nations plans to establish an international body to coordinate efforts to defend Earth from dangerous space rocks, asteroids and comets, should scientists find any heading toward our planet.
The U.N. passed a resolution last week calling for the establishment of an “International Asteroid Warning Group,” tasked with scanning the skies for extraterrestrial objects, the Scientific American reported Monday.
Another U.N. body, the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, established at the height of the Cold War in 1959, will help the group devise ways to deflect or destroy such cosmic threats.

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UN plans international body to help defend earth from asteroids 

The United Nations plans to establish an international body to coordinate efforts to defend Earth from dangerous space rocks, asteroids and comets, should scientists find any heading toward our planet.

The U.N. passed a resolution last week calling for the establishment of an “International Asteroid Warning Group,” tasked with scanning the skies for extraterrestrial objects, the Scientific American reported Monday.

Another U.N. body, the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, established at the height of the Cold War in 1959, will help the group devise ways to deflect or destroy such cosmic threats.

Read more

Photo: AP