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Amateur Astronomers Helping NASA Track Asteroids

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Amateur Astronomers Helping NASA Track Asteroids

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Amateur Astronomers Helping NASA Track Asteroids

Amateur Astronomers Helping NASA Track Asteroids

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Amateur astronomers are providing crucial information to NASA about potentially dangerous asteroids careening toward Earth. Among them is Ron Dyvig, who left a job at a used-car lot to indulge his lifelong love of astronomy. Curt Nickisch of South Dakota Public Broadcasting reports.