Saving Earth, one asteroid at a time

Posted at: 06/05/2013 8:43 AM
Updated at: 06/05/2013 8:44 AM
By: Dan Billow, WESH



The first steps are underway at Kennedy Space Center to find and track any asteroid that may someday hit Earth.  

Three 40-foot radar dishes are being installed that will point at the sky and look for asteroids.

NASA scientists said radar is 100,000 times more precise than a telescope at predicting exactly where an asteroid will go.

They said the potentially planet-saving radar system could determine whether we could be part of the next mass-extinction event.

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