Thursday October 29, 2020

Tech View: Irish firm is helping defend our planet against asteroids

Space agencies are working on preventing a threat before it arises and sensor technology company InnaLabs is playing its part

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

20th September, 2020
Nasa will send its Double Asteroid Redirect (Dart) spacecraft to collide with the asteroid Dimorphos in 2022

Space, the final frontier, is more dangerous than you might think. It’s not the possible microbial aliens in the atmosphere of Venus we need to worry about, but the potential for asteroids to make humanity go the way of the dinosaurs.

Help is at hand with an Irish business playing a role in humanity’s efforts to prevent asteroids from colliding with the Earth. Nasa and the European Space Agency (ESA) have teamed up...

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