NASA announced Grand Challenge on finding asteroid threats to Earth. This Grand Challenge is focused on detecting and characterizing asteroids and learning how to deal with potential threats.
NASA targets three asteroids—each about 10 meters wide—that are likely candidates for redirection. In theory, NASA and together with the private agency partners would use solar-powered spacecraft to drag the asteroids away from earth access and into orbit with the moon.
“NASA already is working to find asteroids that might be a threat to our planet, and while we have found 95 percent of the large asteroids near the Earth’s orbit, we need to find all those that might be a threat to Earth,” said NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver.
“This Grand Challenge is focused on detecting and characterizing asteroids and learning how to deal with potential threats. We will also harness public engagement, open innovation and citizen science to help solve this global problem.”
You can watch the Video on Youtube NASA has released here.