We’re creating an early-warning system for possible meteorites…
Two years ago a huge meteorite smashed into the Chelyabinsk, Russia.
It caused $30,000,000 in damage and injured around 1,500 people.
It’s thought by many that the mighty dinosaurs were wiped out by a single meteorite impact.
These colossal events are actually preventable… given enough time.
The Planetary Society is campaigning to raise money to put together an early warning system that would give us enough time to prevent disaster assuming the next meteorite’s bigger than the one that hit Chelyabinsk.
I’m putting out a personal plea for help with this campaign.
The effort is called the Shoemaker NEO Grant program. It will attain grants for astronomers who seek to track Near Earth Objects that endanger life on Earth.
Our goal is a mere $5000 and we’re halfway there already. It would be enormously helpful to the cause if you gave even a dollar, or if not simply shared awareness of us.
It’s hard to convince governments to put money towards useful projects sometimes and so here we are, appealing straight to humanity and the power of crowdsourcing.
Donate to Shoemaker NEO Grant Program here.