You can help NASA discover asteroids with this free app
NASA has launched a new app that provides amateur astronomers the chance to discover asteroids and all you need is an Internet connection, a simple telescope, and some extra time on your hands. The Asteroid Data Huntersoftware, which was publicized at South by Southwest last week, was produced as part of a NASA competition in union with asteroid mining company Planetary Resources, and it’s informed to be able to recognize 15 percent more asteroids in our Solar System’s asteroid belt than former equipment. You can easily download it for you PC or Mac here. The new algorithm works by inspecting telescope images and then calculating which heavenly bodies are travelling in an asteroid-like mode. The software then tries to match these possible asteroids against presently known near-Earth objects to work out if it’s possibly spotted something new.
You can help NASA discover asteroids with this free app Reviewed by Umer Abrar on 4/01/2015 Rating: