#EUSpace for planetary defence #AsteroidDay
Monitoring of Near-Earth Objects #NEOs - asteroids or comets that come close to Earth🌍 - is essential for the security of our planet

A number of research projects aimed at improving our understanding of #NEOs are funded by #H2020 🇪🇺 Image
Image credit @esa
More information on the ongoing projects at
NEOShield-2 cordis.europa.eu/project/id/640…
NEOROCKS cordis.europa.eu/project/id/870…
NEO-MAPP cordis.europa.eu/project/id/870… Image

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