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Posted on 05/22/2014 1:45:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Do you lack a telescope, but have a burning desire to look for asteroids near Earth? No problem! NASA and the Slooh telescope network will soon have you covered, as the two entities have signed a new agreement allowing citizen scientists to look at these objects using Slooh.
This is all related to NASAs Asteroid Grand Challenge (which includes the agencys desire to capture and redirect an asteroid for further study.) What the two entities want to do is show citizen astronomers how to study asteroids after they are discovered by professionals, looking at properties such as their size and rotation and light reflectivity.
(Excerpt) Read more at universetoday.com ...
One of these days.. SMAPPPPP!
One’s gonna sneak thru..
Rearrange a neighborhood or state or two
This Fall on
Discovery Planet Pinata
rofl!!! Made my day.
Everyone should use Kerbal Space Program and see if that helps NASA at all
If you can deflect a big rock away, you can target a big rock in.
bump, turn it into another moon...
This is a little odd. Usually professional astronomers have time to carefully examine already discovered objects, but the amateurs without constraints of shared telescope time, budgets, papers to write and professorial duties find many new objects like comets because they have time to just look around.
Maybe the professionals think they have to protect their jobs. Like a union.
—includes the agencys desire to capture and redirect an asteroid—
What could go wrong here if the government is involved?
What does this have to do with muslims, anyway?
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