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Bruce Betts and Alison Gibbings

Bruce Betts and Alison Gibbings

The Planetary Society

Bruce Betts and Alison Gibbings
Bruce Betts, Director of Projects for the Planetary Society, and Alison Gibbings, graduate student at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, at the Planetary Defense Conference 2011 in Bucharest, Romania. Gibbings is carrying out the Planetary Society-sponsored Mirror Bees project, investigating in a laboratory setting the concept of moving an asteroid by vaporizing portions of the asteroid using spacecraft-borne lasers to create jets of gas that push the asteroid.

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