Yet we are poised to lose a valuable resource in this vigil. The Southern skies of planet Earth are currently watched over by Siding Spring survey – a telescope program in Australia.
The Siding Spring facility is about to lose their funding.
Apparently, nothing will take its place until 2020.
The impact of this loss seems severe…
“Ezequiel Treister, an astronomer at the University of Concepcion, Chile, says: ‘Without an observatory in the Southern Hemisphere scanning for NEOs, we may miss around 40 per cent of asteroids that could collide with the Earth.'” ~SciDevNet
What can we do?
Creative solutions are needed to solve problems like this. How about our network of family & friends? Teamed up with social media. Seems like there is a way 7 billion people can find to help maintain this system, a tool to help us watch the night skies that may help us save lives if it’s possible.
What could happen if we don’t stay alert to the dangers?
*We could all help spread the word
*Not age specific or restricted
*Might cost us as individuals – not knowing might cost us more!
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