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The European Commission and ESA’s Planetary Defence Office together are organising the “EU-ESA Workshop on Size Determination of Potentially Hazardous Near-Earth Objects”.   

The meeting's purpose is to gather the asteroid community to discuss how we can improve the size determination of asteroids mainly focusing on near-Earth objects. During this workshop, we will discuss how the H magnitude is currently determined from observations, the different physical characterization techniques that are used to determine the albedo, and the different techniques used to determine the size directly. By convening the community, we aim to come up with suggestions, guidelines, or actions for the community to altogether work toward obtaining better size determination for potentially hazardous near-Earth objects. Hoping that if and when an asteroid is discovered in collision course with Earth, we will be able to obtain reliable and robust size determination.

European Space Operations Centre Room H.I Robert-Bosch-Str. 5 64293 Darmstadt, Germany
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