A Case Study of Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) or Asteroid Impact Avoidance

Author(s): Sreenath J, Akhila Rupesh

Abstract: The asteroids or comets with sizes ranging from meters to tens of kilometers that orbit the Sun and whose orbits come closer to that of Earth’s orbit is known as Near-Earth Objects (NEOs). There are about 600,000 known asteroids are there in our solar system, in that almost 10 000 are NEOs. So, there is a high probability of chances for a major collision that will happen in near future unless defensive actions are taken. Nowadays there are many techniques present for asteroid deflection, in which kinetic impact is a method proven to have some benefits over the other methods. So here we are doing a detailed study about the efficient deflection of near earth objects without the collision between earth and other planets using kinetic impact.