Ground-based radar could be one of our best tools against asteroids, according to new ten-year surveys

An illustration of the new radar system developed by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Green Bank Observatory. (Image credit: Sophia Dagnello, NRAO / AUI / NSF)

Could radar telescopes be the key to protecting planet Earth?

According to the new ten-year survey of the national academies of science, engineering and medicine, one of the best tools to help protect the planet from the impact of near-Earth (NEO) objects such as asteroids is Earth’s planetary radar.

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