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Asteroid Impact Early Warning System: First Scope Up and Running

August 1, 2015

The first Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) telescope is now in operation on Haleakala – on the Hawaiian Island of Maui. ATLAS is an asteroid impact early warning system being developed by the University of Hawaii and funded by NASA. When ATLAS is completed in 2015, it will consist of two telescopes, 100 miles…

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Telescope designed to find and track "town killer" asteroids is up and running in Hawaii.

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