I don't know, but...
November 29, 2012
I don't really know what sparked my passion for space. Maybe it was watching movies like Star Wars or Space Camp in my youth. Maybe it was when I visited Kennedy Space Center, also as a child. One day though, as an adult, I thought to myself that I couldn't imagine going on through life without looking at the planets through a telescope. So I did my research, and purchased a nice 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain portable telescope. The first planet I viewed through it was Saturn and it was one of the most magnificent things I had ever seen in my life. It is still my favorite object to view. That changed everything for me. Since then, I became extremely interested in the field of astronomy, theoretical and nuclear physics, as a(nother) hobby.
They are Watching the Skies for You!
Our researchers, worldwide, do absolutely critical work.
Asteroid 2012DA14 was a close one.
It missed us. But there are more out there.