Asteroid Institute

Tito’s CHEERS $1 million Challenge Grant

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Asteroid Institute | Fall 2022 Hackathon Focuses on Risky Asteroids and New Dataset

The Asteroid Institute crew met at the University of Washington in Seattle for a three-day, team-centric, problem-solving hackathon.   The Asteroid Institute crew sporting their new t-shirts. From left to right: Nate Tellis, Quentin Caudron, Mario Juric, Alec Koumjian, Joachim Moeyens, Kathleen Kiker, Ed Lu, Paulo Barrera,...

2022 | Asteroid Institute | Annual Report

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Asteroid Institute | DART deflection event with scientists and friends

For 20 years B612 advocated for a deflection technology demonstration mission. Scientists and experts gather, discuss and watch the historic DART impact. On September 26, humanity took an important step forward in our ability to protect planet Earth from asteroid impacts. NASA’s DART (Double Asteroid Redirection...

Asteroid Institute Expands Database

Huge Amounts of Data Ingested Thanks to UW Interns by Nate Tellis One of the things that has made the Asteroid Institute’s work possible is the availability of excellent photometric catalog data from high-quality surveys performed over the last decades. The asteroid discovery work done by the...

Asteroid Institute | Precovery API Announced

The Asteroid Institute launches Precovery API, a benefit to the entire astronomy community.   By Kathleen Kiker In August 2022 the Asteroid Institute announced our Precovery API, an astrodynamic service running on the Asteroid Discovery Analysis and Mapping (ADAM) platform. Precovery looks for observations of an object in...

Asteroid Institute’s ADAM Platform: First 104 Asteroid Discoveries News Coverage

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THOR on ADAM Fact Sheet

  Asteroid Institute Uses Revolutionary Cloud-Based Astrodynamics Platform to Discover and Track Asteroids FACT SHEET Technical Information What is the “title” announcement about in a nutshell? How does the astronomical community track asteroid discoveries? Are any of the asteroids discovered by the Asteroid Institute a danger of hitting the Earth? What is the...