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Experts to Report on Progress in Defense Against Near-Earth Objects

Press Release From: National Institute of Aerospace
Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015

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On June 30 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. EDT (16:15 to 17:15 UTC), leading experts with NASA and its partners will report on the latest findings about near-Earth objects (NEOs) and plans for defending Earth against NEO impacts, via live webcast.

This panel discussion is taking place in conjunction with the 13th meeting of NASA's Small Bodies Assessment Group [http://www.lpi.usra.edu/sbag] in Washington, D.C. The meeting is being held at the Capitol Liaison Affinia Hotel, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Metropolitan Ballroom, Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the media.

The panel discussion, as well as the proceedings of the meeting, will be webcast at https://ac.arc.nasa.gov/sbag2015/

Participants in the panel discussion:
* Dr. Nancy Chabot, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD; Chair, NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group (moderator)
* Dr. Paul Chodas, Manager, NEO Coordination Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
* Dr. Amy Mainzer, Principal Investigator, NEOWISE, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology
* Dr. Paul Abell, Lead for Planetary Small Bodies, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Directorate, NASA Johnson Space Center

Questions may be submitted via chat box or Twitter (#SBAG13) during the panel discussion.

Contact:
Linda Billings
National Institute of Aerospace
+1 703-635-9799
billingslinda1@gmail.com

More information on near-Earth object observations:
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov
http://minorplanetcenter.net
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Operations/Space_Situational_Awareness/Near-Earth_Objects_-_NEO_Segment

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