• NASA is finally advancing a space telescope that could track down dangerous asteroids before they strike Earth

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement NASA is finally moving forward with a space telescope that could spot asteroids heading dangerously close to Earth .
    The Near-Earth Object Surveyor Mission - NEO Surveyor, for short - has passed a key review , and NASA announced Friday that it's moving it to the next stage of development. Now engineers can start building new parts for the telescope, thereby keeping the mission on track for a 2026 launch.
    "I'm over the moon," Amy Mainzer, who leads the project, told Insider. "We are excited to do our part to help cross the asteroid-impact issue off the world's list of...
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