Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The space group wants help discovering new asteroids

Calling all amateur astronomers. NASA  in need of all amateur astronomers! The space agency wants your help discovering new asteroids and studying their characteristics.

Wednesday, NASA launched a new project called Target Asteroids. The goal is to get more details about asteroids called near-Earth objects or N-E-Os. Scientists want to know more about N-E-Os' positions, motion, rotation and light emissions. 

The project will support NASA's Regolith Explorer mission, scheduled for launch in 2016, that will study material from an asteroid.

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