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News Archive / Tagged: Asteroid Grand Challenge

  • Responding to potential asteroid redirect mission targets

    NASAMarch 7th, 2014

    One year ago, on Feb. 15, 2013, the world was witness to the dangers presented by near-Earth Objects (NEOs) when a relatively small asteroid entered Earth’s atmosphere, exploding over Chelyabinsk, Russia, and releasing more energy than a large atomic bomb. Tracking near-Earth asteroids has been a significant endeavor for NASA and the broader astronomical community, […]

  • NEOWISE spots its first comet

    Jim SharkeyMarch 6th, 2014

    NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft has spotted a never-before-seen comet. The comet, named C/2014 C3 (NEOWISE), is the first one discovered by the spacecraft since it was revived from hibernation late last year.

  • NASA to hold asteroid initiative opportunities forum

    Press ReleaseFebruary 25th, 2014

    As the next step in advancing NASA’s asteroid initiative, the agency will host an Opportunities Forum March 26 at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

  • NASA’s commercial link-up to crowdsource asteroid threat

    David DarlingDecember 4th, 2013

    In a move that can be seen as both a smart collaboration and a sign of its financial woes, NASA has signed an agreement with US company Planetary Resources, based in Bellevue, Washington, to employ crowdsourcing as a way of finding previously unknown near-Earth objects (NEOs). The partnership – a Space Act Agreement similar to […]