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Comet Borrelly
Below are links to web sites which contain information about Near Earth Objects and the effort to learn more about them. Presented are sites with NEO resources, general information, specific info on comets and asteroids, and sites that are journals and newsletters related to NEOs. If you know of a web site related to NEOs that is not listed here, please let us know by e-mailing project manager Richard Haase at
Apogee Books "The" space book company, publishers of the NASA Mission Reports, is run by former Watch project manager Richard Godwin along with his brother Robert Godwin. A portion of the profits from the sale of Apogee Books goes to fund The Watch.
Apogee Books
Kirsch Foundation – A foundation that not only gives grants to organizations involved in NEO research and detection, but also is involved in legislative efforts to support NEO detection. This links straight to their NEO page.
Near Earth Object Program – General information provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration about Near Earth Objects. This site contains a current list of all observations of Near Earth Objects reported from around the world. (The list is updated frequently for NASA by the Astrophysicists at the Minor Planet Center.) This site also shows The Torino Scale which enables experts to describe to the public the seriousness of the hazard a particular comet or asteroid may present. It ranges from "0" (no likelihood of a collision with Earth) to "10" (a collision capable of global catastrophe.)
NEO Information Centre – The "Report of the Task Force on Potentially Hazardous Near Earth Objects" published by The British National Space Centre is contained here. The Task Force composed of both civilian and military astrophysicists from Europe and the United States, was set up by the Minister of Science, United Kingdom, to communicate issues to the public, and report to the Director General of the BNSC.
Pan-STARRS – The Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System is an innovative design for a wide-field imaging system being developed at the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy.
Asteroids and Comets
Asteroid and Comet Impact Hazards
Bill Bottke's Asteroid Research Home Page
Deep Space 1 Mission
Earth Impact Database
Earth Impact Effects Program Find the effect of an impact by using this asteroid impact calculator.
European Asteroid Research Node (EARN)
Impacts Into Asteroids (Erik Asphaug)
International Meteor Organization (IMO)
JPL HORIZONS On-Line Ephemeris System
JPL Solar System Dynamics
JPL Solar System Visualization (SSV)
JPL SSV: Earth-Approaching Asteroids Overview: Castalia, Toutatis, Geographos
Lowell Observatory - Asteroid Observing Services
Mathilde Flyby
Minor Planet Center
NASA Planetary Photo Journal
Near-Earth Asteroid Prospector Mission (NEAP): SpaceDev Corporation
Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Mission (NEAR)
OCA-DLR Asteroid Survey (ODAS)
Ondrejov NEO Photometric Program (Petr Pravec)
Planetary Science Institute (PSI)
Rosetta Mission
Shoemaker-Levy 9 / Jupiter Impact
Sormano Astronomical Observatory
Spaceguard Foundation
Spaceguard Canada (Dave Balam)
Stardust Mission
Views of the Solar System: Asteroids
Journals and Newsletters
Astronomical Journal
Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service
Astrophysical Journal
Astrophysical Journal Letters
Meteoritics and Planetary Science

Artwork of comet Borrelly courtesy NASA.
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