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Oct 11

Amateur skywatchers help space hazards team

Source: ESA News


Detection of asteroid 2011 SF108.
Credits: ESA/TOTAS Survey Team

For the first time, observations coordinated by ESA's space hazards team have found an asteroid that comes close enough to Earth to pose an impact threat. The space rock was found by amateur astronomers, highlighting the value of 'crowd-sourcing' to science and planetary defense. (read more)

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