Now YOU can find a new asteroid

YOU could be the next person to discover a near-Earth asteroid in space in the comfort of your own home… Planetary Resources and Zooniverse have launched Asteroid Zoo! A challenge where you can look at real data we use today to discover near-Earth asteroids, and hunt for them yourself. You are challenged to become the best asteroid hunter, and help humanity identify asteroids that could contain valuable resources, orbit a little too close for comfort, or look like an interesting place to visit. [excerpt from Press release on Planetary Resources website, June 24, 2014]. 

Eye On Orbit is part of the Planetary Resources vanguards team actively promoting the activities of Planetary Resources. Below is the interface of Asteroid Zoo which enables the user to identify potential new asteroids.

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