Small Canadian telescope to hunt for near-Earth astroids

By The Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 11:24 EDT
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Asteroids in space via AFP
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Little telescope to hunt big game: hard-to-see near-Earth asteroids (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Efforts to discover near-Earth asteroids – including those that are potentially hazardous – received a potential boost Monday with the launch of the Canadian Space Agency’s Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite (NEOSSat). Housed in a spacecraft the size of a large suitcase, the space telescope…

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