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Overview of ASTEROID IMPACT PHENOMENOLOGY
Clark R. Chapman
Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Colorado, USA
Planetary Defense Conference: Protecting Earth from Asteroids
The George Washington University Washington D.C. 7 March 2007
Leonid meteor shower
Smallest, most frequent
Huge, extremely rare
K-T mass extinctor, 65 Myr ago
SL9 hits Jupiter 1994
Meteorite punctured roof in Canon City, CO
OVER KASHMIR? OVER ISRAEL? HOW WOULD THE GENERALS RESPOND?
Now let’s consider consequences from other kinds of NEA impacts:
…and the human costs of impacts
This comet, one of the brightest in the last century, came by a couple of months ago…reminding us that Earth really exists in a cosmic shooting gallery.