A New Free App Helps NASA Discover New Asteroids

By: Jana Pijak - Mar 16, 2015
References: topcoder & theverge
NASA's Asteroid Data Hunter is an amateur astronomy app that helps users to discover new asteroids in our planet's vicinity. "Protecting the Earth from the threat of asteroid impacts means first knowing where they are" and this web platform lets its citizens take a proactive role in finding possible threats before they occur.

Designed to let everyone solve global challenges from just about anywhere, this astronomy app can be installed on Windows or Mac operating systems. A Linux-compatible version is also in the works and is set to be released in the next few months.

This desktop platform will appeal to budding astronomers and those with an interest in near-Earth objects and their affect on our planet.