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APR 22, 2014 - The Week

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New telescope poised to warn of asteroids years in advance

Asteroid impacts on Earth are more common than we think, and the B612 Foundation believes that the $250 million Sentinel telescope could help detect when one might strike.According to the BBC, the group — which includes several former NASA astronauts — says that the Sentinel would be able to track 90 percent of Earth-orbit-crossing asteroids larger than 100 meters, and would give years or even decades worth of notice before potential impact with Earth.From 2000 to 2013, a network of sensors operated by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) picked up 26 ... Read More

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