Saturday, January 10, 2009

NEO Search wins grant from NASA

Good News! is reporting that the University of Arizona has done extremely well in its search for NEOs (Near Earth Objects- those pesky dangerous asteroids which MIGHT impact the Earth, causing devastation and grief).  In fact, they've done SO well, they've been granted a NASA Grant of over $3,000,000 to enlarge their program and continue to watch the skies! Last year the program detected 565 new NEOs, a hundred more than the previous year.

This is great news in the war against planetary terrorism, but it also highlights the fact that there are many more objects out there that we don't know about yet. These unseen cosmic bombs could cause terrible destruction, and it is our duty to prepare for the inevitable successful strike.  

By the way, to learn more, you can go to: for updates on the NEO news as it occurs. 
Picture: Asteroid Ida (thanks NASA)

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