Southern exposure
Southern exposure Dangerous asteroids can come at Earth from any direction, yet most of our planet’s major sky surveys are located in the northern hemisphere. The Observatório Campo dos Amarais in Brazil offers some much-needed southern sky coverage. This chart shows a selection of 2020 observations, most of which are aimed below our celestial equator. The observatory received a Planetary Society Shoemaker NEO Grant in 2019. Leonardo Scanferla Amaral