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"Stalking Asteroids!" Now that's a new way to say it... we hadn't thought of that one 

Ed Lu's interview in WIRED is online now! If you heart our mission, please share and share often. (Plus, this may be our new favorite picture of him.)

This Ex-Astronaut Is Stalking Asteroids to Save Civilization | Science | WIRED http://www.wired.com/2014/04/astroid-ed-lu/
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This is going to be a fantastic event and partnership. Please join us in Seattle on April 22!
 
This Astronaut Wednesday, we're excited to announce a special Earth Day program with the B612 Foundation! On April 22, space shuttle astronauts Ed Lu and Tom Jones will present B612's mission to track and deflect asteroids that could strike Earth. Get in on the plan to protect our planet; the free program begins at 6 p.m.
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Fascinating! Will you be in the tri-state area on March 20? "Live in the New York City tri-state area, or anywhere near the path above? One of the most unusual big ticket astronomical events of 2014 occurs on in the morning hours of Thursday March 20th, when the asteriod 163 Erigone “blocks” or occults the bright star Regulus.

This is brightest star to be occulted by an asteroid for 2014, and has a potential to be observed by millions."

The projected path of the March 20th occultation of Regulus by 163 Erigone. Credit: Ted Blank/IOTA.

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/109797/how-to-watch-an-asteroid-occult-a-bright-star-on-march-20th/#ixzz2vacf8nFI
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Good news: Syracuse is right in the middle of the path. Bad news: Probability of overcast sky is about 139%.
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B612 goes to the Daytona 500! Last week, the B612 Foundation was contacted by some supporters from the Daytona 500 to see if we would like free ad space on the Jumbotron at Daytona International Speedway.

The team thought it would be fun to put some PSAs together for this crowd. We would love your feedback on these “public service announcements.” They’ll be playing at Daytona starting with today’s qualifying rounds, up through Race Day on Sunday! Our huge thanks goes to Josh Rosen of Spine Films and to the band Broken Bells for the use of their music.

Watch the videos here! https://b612foundation.org/just-for-fun/b612-goes-to-the-daytona-500/
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Rusty Schweickart tells it like it is: "We ... asked and answered two critical questions. First, can anything be done [about the threat to Earth and humanity from an asteroid strike] with current technology? Yes. Second, can we do anything to bring about such a capability? We felt that we had to try. So, in response, we formed the B612 Foundation."

Read the interview with Rusty in Perhelion: http://www.perihelionsf.com/article_2.htm
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Nothing like some new extinction event research to start your day. An asteroid that dwarfs both Chicxulub and Mount Everest in size ( between 37 and 58 kilometers (23 to 36 miles) wide?! YIKES.

Read all about it here: http://news.agu.org/press-release/scientists-reconstruct-ancient-impact-that-dwarfs-dinosaur-extinction-blast/
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From now through 3/31/2014, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate an extra $5 for each customer who makes an eligible purchase at smile.amazon.com in support of B612 Foundation. Please consider this option if you're shopping online... you can help support our cause with your Amazon purchases. Thank you! http://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-2078469 
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Dr. Ed Lu gave a presentation at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on January 14, 2014.

You can listen to his talk here: “Protecting Earth from Asteroids – Why We May Not See Them Coming”: https://b612foundation.org/events/ed-lus-commonwealth-club-podcast/
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Find out what these kids did to help support the Sentinel Mission! https://b612foundation.org/education/disaster-blasters/
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"Scientists using CSIRO's Parkes telescope and another telescope in South Africa have found evidence that a tiny star called PSR J0738-4042 is being pounded by asteroids—large lumps of rock from space."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-02-clock-asteroids-pound-tiny-star.html#jCp Image credit: An artist's impression of an asteroid breaking up. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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