77153411 story B612 Foundation Loses Partnership With NASA; Asteroids Not a Significant Risk 182 Posted by Soulskill on Monday October 05, 2015 @10:46AM from the planetary-russian-roulette dept. StartsWithABang writes: Yes, asteroids might be humanity's undoing in the worst-case scenario. It's how the dinosaurs went down, and it could happen to us, too. The B612 foundation has been working to protect us by mapping and then learning to deflect potential threats to our planet, but their proposed mission needed $450 million, a goal they've fallen well short of. As a result, NASA has severed their partnership, which is a good thing for humanity: the risk assessment figures show that worrying about killer asteroids is largely a waste.