NASA will hunt asteroids to protect Earth of dangerous impact


detects about 1,500 new near-Earth objects every year and 90 percent of objects are 3,000 feet or bigger. The most near-Earth object discoveries were produced by the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS)  on Maui’s Mount Haleakala, . A lot of dangerous objects about 450 feet or larger are currently undetected. “Asteroid detection, tracking and defense of our planet is something that , its interagency partners, and the global community take very seriously,” said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for ’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The agency is committed to perform a leadership role in national and international efforts for detection of these natural impact hazards.


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