Calls grow for US to bolster defense against asteroid threat

Experts are sounding the alarm about the threat of asteroids to life on Earth — and warning that the United States does not have a clear plan to prevent catastrophe.

Though NASA says the odds are literally one in a millennium, no US agency is explicitly responsible if space rocks are headed our way.

“No one is tasked with mitigation,” former Air Force space strategist Peter Garretson, an expert in planetary defense told Politico. “Congress did put in law that the White House identify who should be responsible, but fully four subsequent administrations so far have blown off their request.”

“There are three million asteroids and we have not a freaking clue where they are and they are flying around us,” Danica Remy, president of the…

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News Source: https://nypost.com/2021/11/20/calls-grow-for-us-to-bolster-defense-against-asteroid-threat/