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Impact (Fuzed Trilogy Book 1) by [Stevens, David E]
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Book 1 of 3 in Fuzed Trilogy (3 Book Series)

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"Inspiring, thought provoking and impossible to put down." - Fred Miller, Executive Producer of Academy Award nominated For All Mankind

"Fascinating. Technically accurate and frighteningly plausible." - Professor Joe Veverka, Chairman Cornell Astrophysics, Principle Investigator NASA Stardust mission

"Thrilling ... Commander Stevens' stories can only come from someone who's 'been there, done that.'" - Admiral Joe Dyer, former Chief Test Pilot of the Navy, COO of iRobot

"... it won't be long before his novels are sitting next to Tom Clancy and Dan Brown." - Sam Hailes, British Journalist

"Highlights a real-life threat facing all of us, and packages it into a highly entertaining adventure." - Dr. Ed Lu, astronaut and CEO of the B612 Foundation

"... how to prevent a real life catastrophe of major proportions." - Dr. Carolyn Shoemaker, holds record for asteroid and comet discoveries

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This is a work of fiction. Unfortunately, the science behind it isn't. NASA estimates 95 percent of the largest asteroids have been found. That undiscovered five percent, however, represents thousands of asteroids big enough to annihilate almost all life on Earth. After the asteroid blew up over Chelyabinsk, Russia, astrophysicists reevaluated the impact rate. They used data from the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty monitoring system, which listens for nuclear detonations in the atmosphere. The results, recently published in Nature, were very surprising:

"We performed a global survey of airbursts of 1 kiloton or more (including Chelyabinsk), and find the number of impactors with diameters of tens of meters may be an order of magnitude higher."

This means that impacts big enough to obliterate a city or continent may be 10 times more likely than we thought . . . but it gets worse. Comets could be an equal or even larger threat. New research suggests the dinosaur killer may have been a comet, not an asteroid. Our belief that comets are rare is based on counting observable comets, but what if many, if not most, turn out to be "burned out" or dark comets? With surfaces as dark as fresh asphalt, they're extremely difficult to detect, and this may explain why the impact rate is much higher than expected. Here's a quote from a publication of the prestigious Royal Astronomical Society:

"Current detection and deflection strategies involve the assumption that decades or centuries of warning will be available following the discovery of a threat asteroid. However, if the major impact hazard indeed comes from this essentially undetectable population (of dark comets), the warning time of an impact is likely to be at most a few days."

A few days? All we know with certainty is that impacts have happened and will again. We now know the probability of any of us dying from an impact is statistically greater than being killed by lightning, earthquakes or even food poisoning. The difference is that everyone we know could die with us. With a year or less to respond, the survival of humanity (and potentially most life on Earth) depends on having a deflection solution in place. Currently, we have none . . . which means we're playing Russian roulette with billions of lives. Dr. Ed Lu, former astronaut and CEO of the B612 Foundation, summed it up concisely. Referring to the Las Vegas truism that "the house always wins," he said, "We're not the house." 

We're putting our money where our mouth is and contributing a portion of the profits from the Fuzed Series, books, upcoming movie and videogame, to non-profits working to protect humanity -- such as the B612 Foundation. B612 is building an infrared space telescope to find all the earth-threatening asteroids.

By the way, asteroids and comets aren't the only threat to our existence. Books two and three of the series cover the next two most probable and dangerous threats to our world.

References:

(1) Brown, P.G., et. al. (2013) 500-Kiloton Airburst   Chelyabinsk and an Enhanced Hazard for Small Impactors (Nature doi:10.1038/Nature/ 12741)

(2) Napier, W.M. (2015) Giant Comets and Mass Extinctions of Life  (Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 448, 27-36, 2015 doi:10.1093/mnras/stu2681)

(3) Napier, W.M., J. T. Wickramasinghe, J.T., Wickramasinghe, N.C., (2004) Extreme Albedo Comets and the Impact Hazard (Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 355, 191-195, 2004)

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  • File Size: 1090 KB
  • Print Length: 362 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge Free Press (November 22, 2014)
  • Publication Date: November 22, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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