Asteroids Hiding in Plain Sight Can Now Be Spotted Using New Algorithm THOR

Chris K

Chris K

Chris K
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Researchers working closely with the University of Washington have developed a novel algorithm — known as Tracklet-less Heliocentric Orbit Recovery, or THOR — to find and track asteroids that could possess killer impact for our planet. The algorithm has now proved its usefulness by detecting the first candidate asteroids.

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