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International Planetary Defense, an Ethnographic Study

Abstract Planetary Defense is the scientific field of study dedicated to the detection and mitigation of a potential threat posed to Earth by a Near Earth Object (NEO), whether an asteroid or a comet. It is a fairly recent scientific field of study. The first Planetary Defense offices were created in the United States in 2017 and at the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2019. Should an impact occur, the Planetary Defense community, an international network of Planetary scientists, is set to work in coordination with international and national emergency response services to deal with such a natural celestial disaster. This dissertation will revolve around the hypothesis that over the past twenty-five years Planetary Defense has morphed from a scientific... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Haddaji, Alissa Jihane (Author) / Fisher, Erik (Advisor) / Bell, James (Committee member) / Fellous, Jean-Louis (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Aerospace engineering
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 158 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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