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Search for Potentially Hazardous Asteroids Before They Hit Earth

The possibility of an asteroid impact on Earth is a threat that has been present since the formation of our planet. The consequences of such an event would be catastrophic, potentially leading to mass extinction and the collapse of human civilization.

While the likelihood of an asteroid hitting Earth may be small, the consequences of such an event make it a top priority for scientists to detect and track potentially hazardous asteroids.

In this article, we will explore the science of asteroid detection and the new planet search quest to identify and track these objects before they collide with Earth.

We will examine the techniques used to detect asteroids and the current efforts to map the orbits of potentially hazardous asteroids.

Furthermore, we will discuss the latest developments in asteroid deflection technology and how scientists are working to develop systems that could deflect or destroy asteroids before they impact our planet.

Join us as we delve into the exciting world of asteroid detection and explore the ongoing quest to protect Earth from the potentially catastrophic consequences of an asteroid impact.

How The Universe Works
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