Only those asteroids whose orbit around our Sun brings them within 31 million miles of our planet — defined as "near-Earth" — are of interest.
Fewer than ten observable asteroid collisions have taken place in the Earth's in the current millennia.
The NeoCam telescope will be launched to a gravitational point of stagnation in space.
It's not every day you discover something new & amazing in our very own planetary neighborhood.
The mission aims to bring back the biggest sample of asteroid ever, roughly 60 grams.