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Adventures of an asteroid hunter

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Speaker: Carrie Nugent

TED Fellow Carrie Nugent is an asteroid hunter -- part of a group of scientists working to discover and catalog our oldest and most numerous cosmic neighbors. Why keep an eye out for asteroids? In this short, fact-filled talk, Nugent explains how their awesome impacts have shaped our planet -- and how finding them at the right time could mean nothing less than saving life on Earth.