Earth and Asteroids: The New NASA Tool that Spots Space Objects

asteroidmeteorspaceasWhen a large space rock flew past Earth on Sunday evening, astronomers already knew it was not going to hit the planet or pose danger to any cities, thanks to their new computer program called Scout. According to CBN, Scout is a new tool NASA has developed in order to detect potentially dangerous asteroids. The program is described as an alert system that constantly scans data from telescopes to see if there are any reports of “Near Earth Objects.” When it finds something close to Earth it makes a fast calculation to see if the planet is at risk and directs other telescopes to check if the risk is legitimate.

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