NASA wants your help to search for killer asteroids

Mission to satellite in near-Earth orbit needs more observational data than NASA can supply

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There's always a chance of discovering a new asteroid, or realizing that the orbit of an existing one is dangerous. Asteroids have traditionally gotten little attention from astronomers, even aside from the difficulty in finding them. Unlike planets or stars, asteroids are dark, small, and travel in strange orbits that sometimes change as they collide with other objects. They're also tiny by galactic standards, but plenty big enough to cause catastrophic destruction on Earth.

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