NASA lacks funds to find killer asteroids
March 26, 2007 5:37am CST
NASA officials say the space agency is cabale of finding nearly all the asteroids that might pose a devastating hit to Earth, but there isn't enough money to pay for the task so it won't get done. The cost to find at least 90% of the 20,000 potentially hazardous asteroids and comets by 2020 would be about $1 billion, according to a report NASA release later this week. The report was previewed Monday at a Planitary Defense Conference in Washington. Congress in 2005 asked NASA to come up with a plan to track most killer asteroids and propose how to deflect the potentially catastrophic ones."We know what to do, we just don't have the money," said Simon "Pete" Worden, director of NASA's Ames Research Center. So, do you agree with this article, or not? And should they have some new sposors (like the photo)???