By: Galen Gisler , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.A. Robert Weaver , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Will it be an asteroid or a comet? Which is worse, an oblique impact over water or over land? And perhaps most important, can we do anything about it? Researchers seeking answers to these questions will present their latest advances in assessing the danger of impacts over land and sea, as well as new work on ways to fend off the threat.