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The Small Ones Can Kill You, Too

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Science  19 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5640, pp. 1647
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5640.1647a

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A NASA panel wants the government to spend more to quantify the risk from near-Earth objects--mostly asteroids--too small to wipe out civilization but big enough to destroy a major city or trigger a deadly tidal wave.