|NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
CAPE CANAVERAL — NASA’s effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit.
On Monday, the space agency’s inspector general released a report blasting NASA’s Near Earth Objects program, which is meant to hunt and catalog comets, asteroids and relatively large fragments of these objects that pass within 28 million miles of Earth. The purpose is to protect the planet against their potential dangers.
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