posted on Mar, 12 2007 @ 11:31 PM
I'm adding to this older post because the article I was reading below mentions the European Space Agency project.
The discussion now focuses around the costs to search for and catalogue near earth objects. While I understand the concern over the costs and the
burden of having NASA take on the brunt of such a project, I would hope that, as the years progress, the importance of such a task will be maintained.
I'd hate to think with so many lives potentially at stake, that money is yet again the driving motivation.
Also, if and when a potential object is located, the costs to deter it in some way would probably be astronomical. I suppose there's no way of
avoiding financial realities though I would like to think the world focus in such a circumstance will be on saving lives and land. Then again, all my
friends call me an optimist.