Asteroid Analytics

Deflecting hazardous asteroids and using them as resources can unlock our potential for innovation and expand our economy into the solar system. Let's keep learning. Let's keep growing.

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Characterization

2018 LA

Summary 2018 LA was a small asteroid, somewhere between 2-3 meters in diameter. It was first seen in space just 8 hours before impacting the Earth on 2 June 2018. This is significant because it's only the 3rd time an asteroid has been seen in space before impact, and coincidentally all by the same...

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Planetary Defense - Characterization (Part 2)

What do we need to do to deflect an asteroid that's going to hit Earth? It's not very simple and it requires decades of intense study and continued technological development.  We're not there yet. find it and characterize the asteroid's orbit EARLY determine its composition and spin rate decide whether or not to deploy...

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