A sense of urgency is growing, world-wide, to assess the looming threat that asteroids pose to the planet. The truth is we do not know when one will hit the Earth, but it is a certainty. Planetary scientist Dan Durda discusses possibilities of a true cosmic catastrophe and the near future of space exploration in this interview with George Noory originally webcast May 3, 2013.
Dr. Dan Durda is currently a research scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, CO, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sciences at Front Range Community College. His research interests include: near-Earth asteroids, Kuiper belt comets, and interplanetary dust.