This is an archive issue of Tumbling
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A scientific publication by SGF and NEODyS.
The political point of view
Is Europe moving on the NEO issue?
by Andrea Carusi (*)
On the 7th of March the
Report of the UK Task Force has been discussed at
the House of Lords in London, UK. This is the
most recent "political" event
concerning NEOs. But, what has happened in this
respect in the past years? And what is likely to
happen in the near future? Click
here for the full article
* Andrea Carusi -President of the SGF-
Latest on the NEAR mission
Does Eros rotation axis
by Andrea Milani (*) from
JPL, Pasadena, California
the end of my article on the NEAR landing on Eros
(click here to see the full article,
published in the first issue of TS), I suggested that NASA would not dare
to shut down the spacecraft while it was
operational, resting on the surface of Eros.
Indeed the NEAR team was able to point out that
at least two meaningful scientific experiments
could be performed in these conditions. (click here for the full article)
* Andrea Milani -Director of NEODyS-
One year ago Paolo
Farinella has died.
He was a very talented young
astrophysicist and, most of all, a very
good friend. TS wants to remember
him with this cartoon, that would
have surely amused him...
Dedicated to Paolo...
by Ettore Perozzi (full
Comet Hale Bopp - courtesy of NASA
|The Spaceguard Foundation
(SGF) is a private, non profit scientific
organization aimed at supporting and
co-ordinating NEO researches in the world http://spaceguard.ias.rm.cnr.it
The NEO Dynamic Site (NEODyS) is a service
offered by the University of Pisa (Italy). It
provides catalogues, computation of orbits, and
projection of the behavior of NEOs in the future,
in order to identify possible impacts in advance.
Images of the heading:
courtesy of NASA
Editor: Nanni Riccobono
Assistant Editor: Livia Giacomini
Web design: Livia Giacomini
Collaborators of this issue: Andrea Boattini - Andrea
Carusi - Germano D'Abramo - Luigi
Foschini - Andrea Milani- Ettore Perozzi - Giovanni