ScienceCast 250: The Hunt for Asteroids

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Should for asteroids. Senate by science at NASA. A few NASA funded astronomer teams are always on the hunt for potentially hazardous near earth objects. Asteroids and comets whose orbits periodically bring them within 30000000 miles of earth's orbit. At NASA the planetary defense coordination office supports the search programs while also planning and coordinating any response to possible asteroid impacts. Lindley Johnson heads up this NASA office. We overseas several NASA supported search projects that detect and track near earth objects. The rate of asteroid discovery has increased considerably due to these dedicated astronomers and the upgraded telescopes coming online in recent years. As part of NASA's planetary defense strategy. Center for near earth objects studies at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory ...

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