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That's the great thing. You don't have to trust them. You can get a telescope and check things out for yourself.
Well that computer you're using right now is a direct result of the Space Race.
reply to post by bottleslingguy
It was discovered by astronomers.
aaaaaat a NATIONAL observatory lol
are you bored with this I am
edit on 28-11-2013 by bottleslingguy because: (no reason given)
Nasa is owned by the military, its not really a civilian space agency that's a fallacy. They military will never disclose anything to the public that disturbs their routine lives.
reply to post by JadeStar
Thank you for your contribution. It's always nice to run into like minded people.
This whole thing has inspired me beyond researching. I want to be one of those backyard astronomers that helps in the world wide effort to watch our skies. I know it's not something that can just be magically picked up but anything can be learned if one is willing to put forth the time and effort.
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looks like we have another Phage here folks!
this is from your Minor Planet link which is supposed to absolve NASA of any repsonsibility for what gets reported and what gets put on a shelf, "The Minor Planet Center derives its operating budget from a five-year NASA grant. "
why are you trying so hard to downplay the potential of NASA? If your backyard astronomers were such a formidable force on the astronomical playing field then why did we buy NASA a Hubble telescope?
Werner Von Braun and the Meatball Pin
March 20, 2010
My former boss once told me an intriguing experience he had with Werner Von Braun.
NASA are tracking NEO's using Sentry. Sentry is a highly automated, accurate, and robust system for continually updating the orbits, future close Earth approaches, and Earth impact probabilities for all Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs).