NASA Starts Mission To Hunt “Hazardous Asteroids”

You can rest your fears of getting hammered into extinction by a giant asteroid. The Near-Earth Object Surveillance Mission will be firing up to identify “hazardous” asteroids that could “potentially threaten Earth.” The $500-million telescope will launch around 2025 to bounce infrared wavelengths of light to find danger wherever it might lurk in space. Technically, NASA’s been trying to do that since 2005 with the NEOCam mission, but “inadequate infrastructure” has kept them from hitting their asteroid-identification goals as mandated by Congress.

Source:Space News

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