One of my favorite sites, TheVerge.com, covered this year’s SXSW (South By SouthWest) activities. They posted this article about an application NASA and Planetary Resources released during SXSW for public downloading. The application, called Asteroid Data Hunter (ADH-not the greatest name), will allow people to upload images of the stars. Then the application will sift […]Read More Search The Skies for Objects Out to get You
Planetary Resources linked this Youtube video of Neil de Grasse Tyson answering a few penetrating questions about why “bumping” asteroids out of the way is so hard. The thing is, the questions were asked by a 9-year old named Jacob. Jacob obviously is worried about asteroids hitting the Earth. Props to Mr. Tyson for actually […]Read More Asteroid Deflection: So Easy, a 9-Year Old Understands It?
Oh, that army. The crowd of smart folks NASA hopes to use in developing a new method to track the asteroids lurking in space above the Earth. NASA is calling this crowdsourced contest the “Asteroid Grand Challenge Series.” It will be open to any person who is a “topcoder.” According to the Topcoder site, nearly […]Read More Asteroid Hunting–Yeah?! You and What Army?