Eric Christensen, Principal Investigator for the University of Arizona'sCatalina Sky Survey stated, "We're excited to open our archive of morethan three-million images to citizen scientists around the world, and look forward to seeing what surprises are hiding in the data set. The results of this effort will provide invaluable feedback that we can use to make CSSa better survey."Defending our planet from PHAs is also a top priority for NASA, whichrecently announced a new grand challenge of "finding all asteroid threatsto human populations and knowing what to do about them."
About Planetary Resources
Planetary Resources, Inc. was founded in 2009 by Eric Anderson andDr. Peter H. Diamandis. Our vision is to establish a new paradigm for resource utilization that will bring the Solar System within humanity'seconomic sphere of influence. The company will conduct low-costrobotic space exploration beginning with the Arkyd Series of spacemissions that will identify the most commercially viable near-Earthasteroids. These initial missions will assist the company in enabling theretrieval of raw materials from these select asteroids, including water, precious metals and more.Planetary Resources is financed by industry-launching visionaries, threeof whom include Google's CEO Larry Page & Executive Chairman EricSchmidt; and Ross Perot, Jr., Chairman of Hillwood and The PerotGroup; who are committed to expanding the world's resource base sohumanity can continue to grow and prosper for centuries to come. Someof the company's partners and advisors include the Bechtel Corporation;film maker and explorer James Cameron; former Chief of Staff, United