Re: Deep Impact

Anders Sandberg (
12 Mar 1998 17:47:07 +0100

Hal Finney <> writes:

> It's entirely possible that a dinosaur killer (which could be considerably
> smaller than 1997XF11) will appear with virtually no notice. We don't
> have the ability to constantly monitor space for potential threats.

But we could have - right now SpaceWatch and similar projects are
non-funded, but given some reasonable funding it seems likely they
could map out most of the dangerous NEOs. But few people seems to take
Tunguska events seriously, so I suppose a city has to be levelled
before anybody takes notice.

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