Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:00am -0400

Boy Saves World One Asteroid at a Time.

Okay, maybe the title sounds a little far fetched, but maybe it's not really, if you think about it. Recently we shared the inspiring story of a bright young man, Aryan Mishra, 14 at the time, who help discover asteroids. Last year he and two other students discovered two previously unknown asteroids. Astronomers have been enlisting citizen scientist from all over the world to help find these objects that may or may not come close to Earth. Researchers have identified roughly 10,000 near Earth objects but they believe there could be millions more. It seems like every other month we see news about an asteroid passing near the moon and our fragile world. Some sneak up by surprise like the fireball that exploded without warning over Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2013. While NASA is searching for the majority of these NEO our planet needs all the help we can get. 

Published in Photo Sharing
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 12:00am -0400

This 14 Year Old Is Wowing Astronomers and Inspiring Kids Around the World To Look Up.

You may not know him, but if there was ever a kid destin for the stars it is this young man. While other boys his age are playing video games, he is studying the stars, receiving awards for discovering brand new asteroids, and presenting inspiring astronomy lectures to kids all over the world. He is only 14 and hitting the astronomy community by storm.

Published in Astronomy