NASA algorithm helps amateur scientists hunt for asteroids like the pros

March 17, 2015 4:09 AM

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According to a NASA statement, NASA’s Asteroid Grand Challenge has released a new software application that will enable members of the public to find a higher number of asteroids.

Thanks to the large battery of telescopes operating today, many more observations are possible. However, there are far more images than professional astronomers could ever examine, looking for objects that move between frames taken of the same area of space, the telltale signature of an asteroid.

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