NASA has a new 3D real-time visualization tool you can use toexplore the asteroids and comets that approach Earth’s orbit. Eyes on Asteroids also tracks several spacecraft on asteroid related missions and brings this data to any smartphone, tablet, or computer with an internet connection.
The web-based app plots the orbits of every known Near Earth Object and shows detailed information on thems. Using the slider at the bottom of the screen, you can travel quickly forward and backward through time to see their orbital tracks. The database receives twice-daily updates with the latest data, so as soon as a new object is discovered and its orbit is calculated, it’s added to the app.
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