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Published on Dec 18, 2015
The link from the Australian media was found to be satire and the link had suspicious material so it has been removed. If you want to see it google it. This video is mainly about Near Earth Object 2015 YB. From Tom Just so that everyone knows... Which most of you already do. The video was mainly about Asteroid 2015 YB which was very close. The article from the supposed Australian Media we found to be false so it was removed from the links. Also because it had suspicious characters. With that being said, Because of all the Trolls being so heartbroken I will never remove the video EVER lol.... Here is the original description. I received some alarming news today that I am not finding in the mainstream media anywhere. This information involves an Asteroid Impact risk. Although I would like more verification about this I am still putting the information out just for everyone to be aware and discern for themselves. The article is from the Australian media and from what I am hearing Russia has confirmed it. However I can not confirm this 100% Thanks for watching!
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The Australian link was found to be from a satire site and seemed to have suspicious material in the link so it has been removed.

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            Prompted by a close brush between Earth and an asteroid on the 7th of January 2002, scores of top researchers who often don't see eye-to-eye made a joint political plea for help in saving the planet. Their fear: a cosmic sucker punch from southern skies that could destroy civilization. The remedy: a new multi-million dollar telescope in Australia. While a thin coordinated asteroid search program is underway in the Northern Hemisphere, none exists south of the equator west of the international dateline, a blind spot that equals nearly a third of the heavens – So, 91 international astronomers and prominent space organization leaders -- including a who's who of asteroid experts, sent a letter asking the Australian government to rejoin the asteroid search.
            The 10 days notice flyby of 2001YB5 past Earth got wide coverage in Australia due to its angle of attack, and obviously nowhere near enough time to mount a space mission to deflect it. Newspeople didn’t let the story die: Had it been on a collision course, there is little that could have been done to prevent possibly millions of casualties when an area the size of Tasmania would have been devastated. The signatories agree. They personally deal with the time-crunch anxiety of tracking possible collision courses of surprise asteroids. A similar asteroid flyby occurred last October alarming Australia, when a rock thought to be between 50 and 100 meters in diameter zoomed by Earth. The object, big enough to destroy a city, was first detected just two days prior. After 2001YB5, a spokesperson for Science Minister Peter McGuaran said the Government would look into renewing the funding of a dedicated Australian Spaceguard program as he last did in 1997. Three Spaceguard researchers with Australian author & physicist Paul Davies jumped on the comment and drafted the letter, then sought the signatures.

What’s needed in Australia? Large asteroids could be found with an existing, 1-meter (3-foot) Australian telescope that was used for the purpose through 1996. This solution would require no initial investment. Less than $1 million would be needed annually to operate the telescope and pay astronomers, researchers say. But the thrust of the letter is to encourage the Australians to build a new, larger telescope to find small asteroids whose likely Pacific tsunami impact would devastate coastal cities.          Larger telescopes, while they can spot small asteroids, cover a smaller region of the sky and so are less effective in finding bigger asteroids. Construction of a new telescope would run about $7 million for a 2-meter telescope and roughly          $28-million for a 3-meter telescope, the ultimate Spaceguard goal for any ground-based optical site. Several of the scientists who signed the letter have, from time-to-time, argued over how to conduct the asteroid hunt -- both scientifically and politically. One camp favors focusing on the largest asteroids, which could cause global destruction. Another prefers plans that include smaller rocks that might wipe out a city and, due to sheer numbers, present a greater statistical risk of impact. Both would be wise.
            Don Yeomans of the JPL explained why Australia is the preferred location, rather than some other country south of the equator, "Australia already has a nucleus of [research] groups that could easily be put online. They are already there, they have the equipment available, they have the interest. About 31 percent of the sky has never been surveyed.” Australia, like Chile on the opposite side of the Earth, is in the right place. Pointing to an additional need for a southern telescope in Africa, he said, “When asteroids are discovered in northern skies, they often need to be studied later from the south before their exact paths can be determined.”  The typical best case for tax-funding a telescope dedicated to asteroid early-warning defense follows next page.
28 January 2002    An Open Letter to the Australian Federal Government from International Scientists regarding

Spaceguard is the name given to an international effort to search the skies for asteroids that might collide with the Earth. The name was coined by Sir Arthur C Clarke in a 1973 novel that described how mankind set up an asteroid detection and defence network after a large asteroid struck Italy and devastated southern Europe. Since the novel was written, the risks and grave consequences of asteroid impacts have been recognised and studied. Scientists around the globe are now working to ensure that Clarke's scenario of a sudden, deadly impact does not occur. The United States is the main contributor to the search effort, with several telescopes dedicated to Spaceguard. Japan recently constructed a new telescope facility for Spaceguard work, Europe is in the process setting up search telescopes and the vital support systems to analyse the data from the searches.

Rob McNaught from Siding Spring in New South Wales runs the only professional asteroid tracking project in the southern hemisphere. This operation is funded mostly by the United States and is associated with the Australian National University. It was set up in recognition of the need for Spaceguard telescopes in the southern hemisphere. Gordon Garradd, an astronomer from Loomberah in New South Wales, receives some funds from NASA for critical southern hemisphere follow-up observations using a home-made telescope. However, a much greater search effort, including a larger telescope, is needed to detect asteroids that pass through southern skies. It would cost several million dollars to set up a suitable facility in Australia but some of this might be covered by contributions of equipment from the USA. Operational costs should be less than $1 million per year. This is a highly cost effective investment in the prevention of loss of life and severe economic damage from asteroid impacts.

McNaught and Garradd were previously in a team of Australian astronomers, led by Dr Duncan Steel, who searched for asteroids between the late 1980s and 1996. They found about one third of new threatening asteroids discovered during this period, demonstrating Australian expertise and the importance of searching southern skies. Australian government funding for the project was withdrawn in 1996 and the team disbanded.

The United Nations and the OECD [Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, Nuclear Energy Agency] have recognised the potential hazard to our civilisation from asteroid impacts. This month the OECD is looking at the issue as part of its Global Science Forum and recently asked developed nations to indicate their plans to contribute to the Spaceguard effort.

A major global Spaceguard effort could provide decades of warning prior to an impact. This would be sufficient time to refine the space technology needed to nudge a threatening asteroid into a harmless orbit, or to evacuate the predicted impact area. Without Spaceguard there would be too little warning to prevent a disaster. This is clearly demonstrated by the recent close approach of a 300m wide asteroid. It was discovered only a few days before it passed by the Earth and, had it been on a collision course, there is little that could have been done to prevent possibly millions of casualties when an area the size of Tasmania would have been devastated.

We note that a spokesperson for Science Minister Peter McGuaran said that the Government would look into renewing the funding of a dedicated Australian Spaceguard programme (The Age, 9th January). We welcome this reassessment of the issue and look forward to Australia rejoining the international effort to deal with the asteroid threat.

91 signatories of scientists  worldwide– Americans included Dr. Carolyn Shoemaker of the US Naval Observatory’s Lowell Observatory; Ann Druyan, Cosmos Studios, Inc.; Tom Gehrels, Joe Montani, Spacewatch statistics & maps U of AZ since 1980; Clark R. Chapman, SW Research Institute;       Lou Friedman, The Planetary Society; Michael J. Gaffey, Space Studies, U of ND; Ian Griffin, Space Telescope Science Institute; Bob Kobres,U of GA; Richard Kowalski, Quail Hollow Observatory; David H. Levy, Jarnac Observatory; Brian Marsden, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; Gareth Williams, Minor Planet Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; Bruce Mackenzie, National Space Society; Jean-Luc Margot, CalTech; Darrel Moon, Oxnard College; Roy A. Tucker, Goodricke-Pigott Observatory, AZ; Gerrit L. Verschuur, U of Memphis;        Dejan Vinkovic, U of KY; JPL: Eleanor Helin, NEAT Program, Jon Giorgini, Steve Ostro, Don Yeomans, Jim Baalke,