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Discovering and Studying Asteroids

 

Research Objectives

Working with Olin students, Dr. Nugent uses techniques such as machine learning to discover asteroids in large data sets.
 
Dr. Nugent has recently joined the Olin faculty, and is establishing her research group.
 
 

Impact

An asteroid impact is the only natural disaster we have the technology to prevent. But since prevention takes time, it's important to search for near-Earth asteroids now.