Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Visit an Asteroid!

Think you can't participate in space exploration? Think again.

New Horizons is a NASA craft en route to Pluto and points beyond. (New Horizons has a Facebook page and a Twitter handle: FB - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/new.horizons1 Twitter - @newhorizons2015)

It's the 'points beyond' Pluto that bring me here today. Astronomers are asking for help in identifying potential asteroid bodies for New Horizons to visit. If you go to http://www.icehunters.org and log in, you can help mark asteroids in telescope images. From the marked images, NASA will pick a couple of asteroids for a New Horizons visit after its Pluto flyby. You will need IE 9 in order to view and mark the images. Go forth and ID asteroids. The one NASA picks may be yours.


  1. You find such fun things to post, Marcella!

  2. How cool is that? Love the "Icehunters" handle. (Hey, that would make a great book title.)

    This is so fun.


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