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The surprise close approach of asteroid '2019 OK' illustrates need for more eyes on the sky☄️🔭
Find out more: esa.int/Our_Activities…
#PlanetaryDefence🌍
Two key goals of ESA’s #PlanetaryDefence activities are, by 2030, Europe will be able to
1. Provide early warning for dangerous asteroids larger than 40 m in size, about three weeks in advance☄️

Find out about the 'bug-eyed' #Flyeye telescope that will scan our skies in the search for risky #spacerocks: esa.int/spaceinimages/…
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Whats your favourite method to prevent an #AsteroidImpact?
(More info on techniques below. HINT: one is pretty dangerous and another is #sciencefiction)
#PlanetaryDefense🌍☄️
1. The planned #AIDA mission will be the first to test asteroid deflection. @NASA's #DART spacecraft will be crashed into asteroid #Didymoon, and ESA's #HeraMission will observe the effects. Find out more: esa.int/Our_Activities…
2. Explode asteroid: speaks for itself!💥
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