View Full Version : Asteroid Search Looks South

2005-Sep-11, 08:16 AM
SUMMARY: Most of the asteroid sky surveys have been carried out in the Northern Hemisphere, but astronomers from the University of Arizona have taken the hunt down under. They're using a refurbished telescope at the Australian National University's Siding Spring Observatory. The new survey is funded by NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Survey, that hopes to locate 90% of the spacerocks larger than 1 kilometre, which have the potential to cause severe devastation if they strike the Earth.

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