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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News from the Rubble Pile

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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362P/2008 GO98

Summary The distinctions between a comet and an asteroid are quite a bit less clear than many of us were taught in middle school. There's a peculiar object named 362P/2008 GO98 that's being observed right now, and its story is evolving and ongoing. It highlights this increasingly fuzzy overlap in definitions and just...

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