This area will cover relevant news of the threat to the planet from Near Earth Objects (NEOs) including concepts and designs for mitigation. All opinions are those of the author.

29 March 2010

WISE and Asteroids: Information for Teachers, Students, and the rest of us

The Hands-On-Universe (HOU) Wise page has more information related to the WISE spacecraft (and its goals to find asteroids) and one of its program to provide outreach to students. This site provides materials for teachers to use to educate students specific to the use of WISE to find asteroids. The information is also generally useful as educational resources for all persons, regardless of age. There are multiple presentations available on WISE as well as a student primer on WISE and asteroid investigations.

Link: WISE Mission Asteroids

Link: WISE presentation

Link: NASA’s WISE Mission and Hands On Universe

Link: Hands-On Universe WISE Workgroup

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