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The People of Earth Need You to Hunt for Asteroids

Humans have difficult relationships with asteroids. Take a cultural study of films like Armageddon, and you can see we’re terrified of one sneaking undetected into a path with Earth. To be more asteroid conscious, a new citizen science project called Asteroid Zoo asks you, the peaceful citizens of planet Earth, to lend your hands in finding in the depths of space. The project pulls night sky photo series from the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Ariz., and asks users to identify how many asteroids, if any, are in the frames Its purpose is twofold: One, to help researchers find asteroids that may potentially collide with our planet down the road; and two, to find good mining candidates for future space exploration. Read more…More about Space, Videos, Features, Asteroids, and Tech

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