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Great Impact Debates Back
Part 1: The Benefits of Hard Bodies
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
What is the scientific value in studying asteroids and comets?

Part 2: Much Ado About Nothing?
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
The media and others place a great deal of emphasis on the threat of asteroid and comet impacts. Is that attention unwarranted?

Part 3: The Large and the Small
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
The panelists discuss the search for near-Earth asteroids, and the damage that small impacts inflict compared to larger impacts.

Part 4: Collision Course for Earth
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
How we could respond to the threat of an asteroid heading for Earth, and what sort of projects would best serve future NEO goals?

Part 5: Encore
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
In the final part of this series, the debate participants respond to questions posed by our readers. Such questions include: "Are nuclear detonations, such as those depicted in the movie 'Armageddon', the best way to divert asteroids?"
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