MIT Project Apophis

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(Photos by: Lillie Paquette, School of Engineering & Vicki McKenna, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences)

Richard Binzel is a Professor of Planetary Sciences and an MIT Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow. He is the inventor of the Torino Scale, a method for categorizing the impact hazard associated with near-Earth objects (NEOs) such as asteroids and comets.

David Miller is the Jerome Hunsaker Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is the director of the Space Systems Lab and former NASA chief technologist.


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