Find Them Now – The Asteroid Grand Challenge

Find Them Now – The Asteroid Grand Challenge

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The NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge (AGC) ran a public challenge to develop this short video. Learn how this was created.

“Find Them Now” uses a narrative based on a fictional asteroid named “Arthur” to explain how the asteroid’s spin, size, composition and mass would be determined using radar, astrometry, ground and space-based infrared spectroscopy, and light curve analysis.

We believe working together we can protect our planet from potentially harmful asteroids. This video, and other efforts like it, are part of a large-scale endeavor to use multi-disciplinary collaborations to solve the Asteroid Grand Challenge.