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NASA Asteroid Initiative
2014-02-13 07:01:17

NASA In June of last year, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden spoke to the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and shared with the international community what NASA is doing to detect and track asteroids. He also engaged the United Nation’s support for NASA’s mission to find, capture and redirect an asteroid to lunar orbit, and then send humans to explore it by 2025. Following Bolden’s presentation, Mazlan Othman, director of the U.N. Office for Outer...

UN Prepares For Stormy Space Weather
2013-02-14 11:00:47

NASA Science Rewind to the late 1950s. The Soviet Union had just launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik. The United States, caught short, was scrambling to catch up, kick-starting a Cold War space race that would last for decades. Space was up for grabs, and it seemed like anything could happen. Into this void stepped the United Nations. In 1958, the General Assembly "recognizing the common interest of mankind in furthering the peaceful use of outer space ... and desiring to...

Team Setting Up Strategy For Hazardous NEOs
2012-06-05 11:35:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Scientists have gathered with other experts to create a strategy for potentially hazardous Near earth Objects (NEOs). Nearly 40 scientists, reporters, risk communications specialists, and Secure World Foundation staff participated in a meeting in November last year to come up with a strategy for dealing with hazardous NEOs. The report created by the team will be presented at the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and its...

400-Plus Foot Asteroid Could Hit Earth In 2040
2012-02-29 05:03:41

NASA officials have identified a large asteroid that is currently on course to hit Earth in approximately three decades time, leading experts to begin discussing possible ways to change its course, various media outlets reported on Tuesday. The asteroid is 460 feet wide and could hit our planet on February 5, 2040, Rob Waugh of the Daily Mail wrote on Tuesday. Scientists believe there is a one in 625 chance that it will hit Earth. According to UPI reports, scientists at the 49th meeting...

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2011-01-10 09:35:00

The United Nations (UN) should prepare a course of action, just in case the Earth should ever be contacted by extraterrestrials, scientists say in a new, extraterrestrial focused edition of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. The special issue, according to Guardian Science Correspondent Alok Jha, focuses on "all aspects of the search for extraterrestrial life, from astronomy and biology to the political and religious fallout that would result from alien contact."...

2008-06-24 02:29:15

51st session of COPUOS ends in Vienna Vienna, June 20 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) ended its 10-day-long 51st Session in Vienna Friday. The session focused on the special theme "Space and Education". The committee heard a number of reports about distance education with satellite technology. It emphasized the Space Education Program of UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which was to lead UN for the Decade...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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