The primary focus of 47 papers (from an April 1995 meeting) is
directed toward the need for gathering and interpreting scientific
data to understand the Earth's past history, evaluate current
astronomical observations, and outline future exploration missions to
NEOs. Sections on astronomy, earth and planetary sciences,
astronautics, detection and mitigation, and UN issues can be thought
of as a continuation of those contained within the foundation volume
"Hazards Due to Comets and Asteroids" which summarizes most of the
preceding work in NEOs and serves as a starting place for those
interested in the study of NEOs and their possible interaction with
the Earth. No index.
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