Scientists Advance Asteroid Detection, Deflection, Detonation Research

Amateur and professional skywatchers all over the world send observations to the Minor Planet Center, which collects information about near-Earth objects. The clearinghouse is just one way people are working to protect us from asteroid strikes. Scientists also are developing innovative ways to detect, deflect and possibly destroy dangerous asteroids in Earth’s neighborhood.

Asteroid Alert

It sounds like something out of a Hollywood blockbuster. But it’s real, and, it’s getting …

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