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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Planetary Defense

2017 OM1

Summary Small asteroids are faint and hard to detect. Many times they are not spotted until they approach Earth's orbit very closely. A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 OM1 is a good example of this, and its story gives some insight into the challenges of trying to protect ourselves against asteroid impact threats. On...

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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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Planetary Defense - Detection (Part 1)

(Updated 14 Jul 2017) 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 and characterize the asteroid's orbit EARLY determine its composition and spin rate decide whether or...

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Asteroids and Why They Matter

Why should I learn about asteroids? (Motivation behind Asteroid Analytics) Space offers humanity the opportunity to really become unlimited. Obviously we have to take care of our Earth, the solar system, and all the resources that we have...and use them wisely. BUT there's enough stuff (and the right kind of stuff) out there...

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