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DARPA wants army of networked amateur astronomers to watch sky for space junk

coondoggie (973519) writes | more than 2 years ago

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coondoggie writes "There is really so much junk floating around in space the government needs help keeping track of it all. This week the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced a program to utilize amateur astronomers to help watch space for any dangerous junk that maybe be threatening satellites or other spacecraft and even the Earth. If you have a telescope, great but the program will even install equipment if you are in a strategic area the government want to watch."
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