NASA Overlooks a Lot of Deadly Asteroids: Report

September 16, 2014 9:09 PM

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If a dangerous meteorite comes heading Earth's way, there's actually only a 10 percent chance that experts behind NASA's near-Earth object (NEO) tracking program will even notice it in time to warn an endangered public.

That's according to a recent audit of the NEO program, revealing that when it comes to medium-sized asteroids just large enough to punch through Earth's atmosphere without burning up, only about one in 10 are detected. (Scroll to read on...)

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