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Submission + - NASA goes all-in on asteroid mitigation program (

coondoggie writes: NASA again stepped up its plan to mitigate the asteroid threat to Earth by announcing two significant new programs that call on a multitude of scientists and organizations to help spot, track and possibly alter the direction of killer space rocks.

First off, the agency announced the latest in its series of Grand Challenges where it dares public and private partnerships to come up with a unique solution to a very tough problem, usually with prize money attached for the winner

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NASA goes all-in on asteroid mitigation program

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They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.