NASA's Asteroid Data Hunter contest series was part of NASA's Asteroid Grand Challenge, which is focused on finding all asteroid threats to human populations and knowing what to do about them. Image Credit: NASA

NASA’s Asteroid Data Hunter contest series was part of NASA’s Asteroid Grand Challenge, which is focused on finding all asteroid threats to human populations and knowing what to do about them.
Image Credit: NASA

A software application based on an algorithm created by a NASA challenge has the potential to increase the number of new asteroid discoveries by citizen scientists and amateur astronomers.

If you want to take part in the search to help protect Earth from threatening asteroid impacts an application is now available that enables everyone, everywhere, to help solve this global challenge.

The desktop software application was developed by NASA in partnership with Planetary Resources, Inc., of Redmond, Washington. The application is based on an Asteroid Data Hunter-derived algorithm that analyzes images for potential asteroids.

To download the app and join the hunt for asteroids, go to:

http://www.topcoder.com/asteroids/#

 

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