March 10, 2013
Lee County High School physics and astronomy teacher Dave Baltenberger says getting seniors involved with IASC (the International Asteroid Search Collaboration) has taught the students about research and that science can be fun. If they find a previously unknown asteroid that becomes numbered, the students will be allowed to name it. (March 10, 2013)
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Late last month, an asteroid the size of a city block passed within 600,000 miles of Earth. When you couple that with the bus-sized asteroid that exploded over Russia last month, it makes one wonder if the planet is suddenly under attack from near-Earth objects whizzing around our small blue speck in the cosmos.