steven kahn

  • Space-Scanning Algorithm Spots ‘Potentially Hazardous’ 600-Foot Asteroid

    Space-Scanning Algorithm Spots ‘Potentially Hazardous’ 600-Foot Asteroid

    An asteroid-hunting algorithm set to be implemented in the Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s 10-year survey spotted its first potentially hazardous asteroid, proving the algorithm’s capabilities in advance of the observatory’s opening. The asteroid is 2022 SF289, a 600-foot-long space rock that’s currently about 4 astronomical units from Earth (that is, 4 times the distance Earth…