The special surface created by NASA can also be used to track comets venturing close to Earth’s orbit.

3D visualization in real time a tool Created by NASA to study asteroids and comets orbiting the Earth. Plus, Eyes on Asteroids doesn’t just work on desktop browsers, it also works on mobile phones, for example – but you definitely need the internet to use it.

NASA has made the surface absolutely stunning, but that’s not the only reason why it’s worth seeing. But also because each object can be viewed one by one in more detail and interesting things can be read about them. (However, the latter requires language skills.)

K SciTechDaily He also writes, that thousands of asteroids and dozens of comets are discovered every year, some of which – so-called Near Earth Objects (NEOs) – trace an orbit through the Solar System. Of these, a total of 28,000 have been discovered so far, but their numbers are increasing daily. The objects will be closely monitored by astronomers commissioned by NASA because they need to know where they are heading.

The new web application visualizes the paths of all known NEO objects, and provides detailed information about them. A slider at the bottom of the interface allows you to “travel” back and forth through time to review their orbital movements. The visualization is updated twice a day, and as soon as a new object is discovered and its trajectory calculated, it is immediately posted here.

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