DOWN TO EARTH

from space data to ground knowledge

“To mobilise resources for asteroid research, we will need to create empathy for the potential moral and economic hazard that these objects present”

open food
James Parr, NASA Asteroid Program

Disconnected people
Asteroids live in a galaxy far far away

Making connections
People need meaningful data and comprehensive information

A dialogue kickstarter
Down to Earth takes numbers and uses metaphors to give back personalised visual interpretations

DOWN TO EARTH

from space data to ground knowledge

CRITERIA

ASTEROIDS

diameter

Name: 1998 KG Size (m): 500 Distance (km): 230.000

weight

Name: 2002 GE Size (m): 200 Distance (km): 239.000

distance

Name: 2011 CQ1 Size (m): 100 Distance (km): 11.000

359
Closest distance from Earth was 230.000km and was on December 6 2011. This is equal to 359 times the distance between London and Edinburgh.

Material Consistency

Asteroid diameter is

6.3

times the London Eye diameter

20% Platinum

50% Iron

30% Nikel

SMASH IT

Impact Point: London Eye Impact Radius (km): 1

Impact Prediction
Bringing asteroid hazards to public discussion

asteroid database

process

web application

user

knowledge graph

thank you!
DOWN TO EARTH

References
Pictograms from thenounproject.com

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