An astroid that hit Earth millions of years ago was held responsible for the dinosaurs that were extinguished at that time along with 75 percent of the planet's entire life. Scientists will raise their concerns at an international conference in Vienna next month for an organization called Asgardia, which aims to create rules for space when people colonize the moon or Mars. While the chance of an asteroid attack, as he killed the dinosaurs, is low, smaller objects near Earth (NEOs) at the regional level can still cause havoc, but scientists will point that out.
They point out that there are in the last 100 years In the last three years, the earth has been hit by space objects at least three times, which have repeatedly exploded the atomic bomb of Hiroshima and future life-threatening effects are unavoidable, unless defenses are built.
The most recent NASA-revealed week happened over the Bering Sea in December.
A space rock several meters wide exploded about ten kilometers above the Earth's surface with ten times the energy of the Hiroshima nuclear bomb.
Scientists and politicians want to place organizations such as NASA and ESA to intensify existing efforts to uncover and prosecute NEOs and find ways to keep them out of a strike on Earth or from planned future settlements on the Moon and distract Mars.
Jay Tate, one of Scadia's leading scientists and director of the privately funded Spaceguard Center in Wales, said, "Governments around the world need to recognize that NEOs pose a serious, even catastrophic, threat to human civilization, and that action now need to be taken to identify the risk and the risks Development of technology to protect this and future generations. "
Mr. Tate continued," If the earth were an apple, the skin of the apple would be the thickness of our atmosphere. Our life depends on this incredibly thin shield.
"The electronic age in which we live depends on a strong dependence on technology, which is very vulnerable to cosmic hazards") can completely eradicate telecommunication systems, pipelines, electrical networks, the control systems of our elevators and traffic signal systems.
This would endanger the lives and livelihoods of billions of people.
He said, "One of the big threats is the threat collision between asteroids, comets, and other natural space debris with planets, moons, or spacecraft.
"The planets of the solar system have a long and violent collision history with extraterrestrial bodies such as asteroids and cometary cores. On Earth, some of these impacts were large enough to cause major environmental changes that led to mass extinctions and major changes in weather patterns and geography . "
So far, NASA has identified nearly 900 asteroids at least one kilometer in orbit around the Sun, which are dangerously approaching the Earth.
This number rises to over 1
The alarm is triggered at the first meeting of the government of Asgardia, a newly formed "space nation" with 20,000 accredited citizens and one million supporters worldwide An ambitious long-term plan is proposed in order to colonize space for peaceful humanitarian reasons and to exploit it commercially, for example, by mining asteroids and comets.
The April congress will develop the governance structure and operational strategy and will also cover scientific areas, including those needed for NEO defense around the world.