UPDATE: It's time for us to go back to watching for potentially hazardous asteroids. Thanks for all the questions. Keep in touch via Twitter: @asteroidwatch
We're very excited to be here! We're a team of NASA asteroid experts including six scientists from NASA's Near-Earth Object office and two engineers working on the Asteroid Redirect Robotic mission. Here's our proof pic from our @AsteroidWatch Twitter account
· Don Yeomans, Manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object (NEO) Program Office. Don is the author of “Near-Earth Objects: Finding Them Before They Find Us” and was included in Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential list for 2013
· Paul Chodas, Asteroid Scientist specializing in determining orbits of asteroids and Asteroid Robotic Retrieval Mission targeting. Paul recently made this chart of the orbits of potentially hazardous asteroids
· Steve Chesley, Astrodynamicist for the NEO Program Office specializing in near-Earth object trajectories and asteroid deflection techniques.
· Alan Chamberlin, senior engineer for the Near Earth Object Program Office. Alan transforms asteroid observations, received from astronomers around the world, into up-to-date orbits, which in turn are made available via JPL Horizons system. Alan also is the webmaster for JPL's Solar System Dynamics website
· Lance Benner, Research Scientist specializing in using radar to image asteroids.
· Marina Brozovic, Radar Astronomer. Marina and Lance use radar to image and study Near-EarthAsteroids like this one that passed Earth in 2011.
· Brian Muirhead, Lead of the Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission Study
· John Brophy, Chief Engineer of the Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission Study
· DC Agle, NASAJPL/Near-Earth Object News office
· Veronica McGregor, NASAJPL News and Social Media