SETI Institute Hosts NASA Summer Workshop on Asteroid Defense

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A six-week long research accelerator, championed by NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist and hosted at the SETI Institute, is engaging young researchers from around the world to take on one of the truly existential threats to our species. The NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) is bringing together a team of postgraduate researchers in data analytics and planetary science and challenging them to think outside the box on the threat of asteroid impacts. The initiative is under the aegis of experts from the space agency and the SETI Institute, with deep-learning expertise contributed by NVIDIA and Autodesk. Asteroids that collide with Earth are one cosmic danger that it’s now possible to mitigate. In 2013, NASA’s Asteroid Grand Challenge charged participants with identifying all possible asteroid threats, and…


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