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What is the Asteroid Grand Challenge?

Citizen Science projects

The Asteroid Grand Challenge is a NASA project to find all asteroid threats to the human population and know what to do about them. Everyone can get involved in asteroid hunting by: Making observations through a telescope Write computer code Creating new technology to improve detection Four Sections of the Challenge 1. Detection - discover potentially dangerous asteroids 2. Track - obtain at least 3 separate measurements to determine their orbits 3. Characterize - determine their size, shape and composition 4. Mitigate - study ways to stop dangerous asteroids from hitting Earth

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