NASA awarded the University of Central Florida a grant of $19 million to study near-Earth objects and potentially hazardous asteroids.
Asteroids that come within 5 million miles (8 million km) of Earth's orbit are deemed potentially hazardous by NASA, with the agency keeping track of them just in case one asteroid does pose a threat to Earth in the future. That's where the new grant comes in.
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