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Dr. Sean Marshall, an Observatory Scientist at AO, has been leading a biweekly tutorial session for fellow scientists, training them to use the sophisticated computer program called SHAPE to build computational models of asteroids. + Read More

Asteroids, though often simply considered “rocks in space,” are actually composed of an array of different materials. It is important to know what asteroids are made of in order to determine the structure and formation of asteroids, and to assess any risk that an individual asteroid would pose if on a collision course with Earth. + Read More