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Saturday November 15, 2014

NASA Releases Map Showing Asteroids That Impact Earth's Atmosphere

NASA's Near Earth Object Program released a map showing asteroids that impacted Earth's atmosphere and burned up from 1994-2013. The count was 556, which is a far larger score than I can get at Asteroids.

The public can help participate in the hunt for potentially hazardous Near Earth Objects through the Asteroid Grand Challenge, which aims to create a plan to find all asteroid threats to human populations and know what to do about them. NASA is also pursuing an Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) which will identify, redirect and send astronauts to explore an asteroid. Among its many exploration goals, the mission could demonstrate basic planetary defense techniques for asteroid deflection.