The telescope was discovered after an asteroid capable of destroying a city nearly colliding with Earth two months ago. Classified as an astronomical "near miss", the asteroid was discovered just a day before it entered the Earth's surroundings.
Speaking about the asteroid, NASA's Planetary Defense Officer Lindley Johnson admitted, "This one sneaked at us and he's an interesting story about the limitations of our exploration network."
In addition, the Center for the Study of the Near-Earth NASA research Paul Chodas told the Times that "this site has crept through a series of our capture networks."
added, "I wonder how many times this situation has happened without the asteroid being discovered at all. . "
That was the gravity of almost passing, that he helped the new NASA green light telescope to help detect planetary rocks from farther away.
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The failure of the project is something, NASA Administrator Assistant Mr. Zurbuchen was "one of the biggest screws on my
To get more funding, the telescope is classified as a "planetary defense" rather than a "scientific mission."
Fifteen years ago, NASA was tasked by the US Congress to detect 90 percent of Near Earth Objects (NEOs) greater than 140 meters wide by 2020.
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Although not funded funding for the project, 20,000 NEOs were registered.
The new satellite, however, needs to increase its detection rate by 65 percent within the first five years, according to NASA.
This figure could rise to about 90 percent within a decade of launching it.
Laurie Eye, director of the Planetary Sciences Division of the Science Mission Directorate; "I think it's a big step, it's something we've wanted to do for a long time."
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The process of asteroid detection has now been likened to trying to spot "A lump of coal in the night sky" according to astronomers mer Amy Mainzer, part of NASA's asteroid hunting mission in April.
She added: "NEOs are essentially weak because they are mostly very small and far from us in space.
"Add to this the fact that some of them are as dark as printer toner and trying to spot them against the black of space. "
In 2013 an asteroid exploded over Chelyabinsk in Russia, causing a show wave that damaged thousands of buildings and wounds near 1500.
The prospect of an infrared telescope combined with the telescope A large synoptic study, a ground-based facility under construction in Chile, will eventually raise asteroid defenses on Earth will turn current goals into reality
According to Jay Melosch, a planetary scientist at Purdue University warned how humans ex asteroids in space that need the help of an infrared system
He added: "There are a lot of really dark asteroids out there and this pushes the need for an infrared system."
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Currently, most of the budget and NASA spends on a Dual Asteroid Redirection Mission (DART) built by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory at John University
Task for completion by 2021. DART seeks to test the possibility of diverting the asteroid path , not for its destruction.
Although funding is a big issue for the development of the agency's defense systems, the mission notes a move toward NASA with external groups posing and adapting it to its internal work.