NASA wants you to help space mining corp strip mine the Solar System

March 16, 2015 8:28 PM

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NASA wants you to help space mining corp strip mine the Solar System

NASA is crowdsourcing the hunt for asteroids in Earth's purview, and has teamed up with the proposed space mining corporation Planetary Resources to use your spare compute time to the project.

Last year the Planetary Resources visited hipster festival SXSW to announce the Asteroid Data Hunter challenge, a $55,000 competition for developers to build pattern-matching algorithms for spotting the movement of asteroids through space.

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