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Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-19-2013 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm working on a centerpiece on how likely a meteor such as the one hit Russia is likely to hit us, if it's a realistic fear, what are the odds of such a hit, and is there anything that can be done to stop such a hit.

I can only make calls between 6 and 11 p.m. Eastern tomorrow (Wednesday.) Contact names and phone numbers of people I can call at that time - especially if they're from NJ or originally from NJ - or e-mails are welcomed. Please e-mail me off-list. Much thanks!

Dan Lorraine
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posted 03-19-2013 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dan Lorraine   Click Here to Email Dan Lorraine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would recommend that you speak to the master of the subject (if you haven't already) Richard Binzel at MIT. He is responsible for devising the Torino scale, a method for categorizing the impact hazard with objects like comets and asteroids. He's a terrific guy and very approachable.

I can give you his email if you'd like... just contact me directly.

Spacefest
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posted 03-20-2013 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rusty Schweickart
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Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-21-2013 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, all! Trying to keep it local (e.g., NJ-based experts), but will keep everybody in mind.

And I talked to Rusty, who rather neatly was born in Neptune and graduated Manasquan HS. He asked about the weather, told him how lousy it was and Rusty laughed and said he was glad he's in California.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-29-2013 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks again to all for the help. The story ran front page in Thursday's Asbury Park Press, and got picked up by a few other Gannett papers, including USA Today.

Fun being a journalist again, even if I was officially allotted six hours to write the story....

COR482932
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posted 03-29-2013 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for COR482932   Click Here to Email COR482932     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Aw, that is really cool Hart! Well done!

Philip
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posted 03-30-2013 04:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Meteorite men

David Bryant
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posted 03-30-2013 09:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you need a European sound-bite: look no further!

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