Planetary Defense

A collection of 7 posts

2017 OM1

Summary Small asteroids are faint and hard to detect.  Many times they are not spotted until they approach Earth's orbit very closely.  A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 OM1 is a good example

2018 LA

Summary 2018 LA was a small asteroid, somewhere between 2-3 meters in diameter.  It was first seen in space just 8 hours before impacting the Earth on 2 June 2018.  This is significant

Asteroids and Why They Matter

Why should I learn about asteroids?(Motivation behind Asteroid Analytics) Space offers humanity the opportunity to really become unlimited.  Obviously we have to take care of our Earth, the solar system, and all