Last Updated: Friday,
15 April, 2005, 14:53 GMT 15:53 UK
By Kate Russell BBC Click Online Webscape-r
Kate Russell gives us her latest selection of the best
sites on the World Wide Web.
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content of external internet sites.
NEO's, or Near Earth
Objects, are the topic of conversation on FAIR Society, which was sent
in by its creator David Fagan.
I found the articles,
which are all about things that have, will, or might collide with Earth,
to be well written, balanced, and highly informed.
I was shocked to learn
about the near misses, and even direct hits, from space rocks and
asteroids that we have suffered in the past.
Once I got stuck in I
actually spent far more time exploring this site than I had planned,
which is always a good sign.
Apart from the first class
content and links, there is another point to this website.
It seems NEO scientists
find it hard to get funding, which seems strange when you consider that
the odds are more in favour of you getting wiped out by an asteroid than
a tornado, according to one linked article from space.com.
Fair Society gives you the
chance to donate hard cash to the effort of protecting our planet from
interstellar flying objects.
There is absolutely no
obligation to do so, but I love the fact you can actually see
photographs of the equipment paid for by donations so far.
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