UA gets $3.16 mil to continue killer-asteroid hunt
The survey tracks and identifies near-Earth objects, which are asteroids and comets that have come or are predicted to come within 130 million miles of the sun, making them a risk to hit Earth.
Scientists are looking for objects that are at least the size of 10 football fields. An object that size could disrupt the food chain because of the huge amount of soil and rock it could send into the atmosphere, which could then block the sun’s rays for years.
- Associated Press