Killer Asteroids and the Space Science Institute

The Space Science Institute

Our mission is to integrate current scientific research with innovative science education. SSI is the home of a researchers in planetary science and astrophysics, and is a national leader in developing space-themed informal education programs, including museum exhibits and online activities like these.


The Killer Asteroids Project

This work was funded through a combination of grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA. NSF's funding came through two grants: a "Communicating Research To Public Audiences" (CRPA) grant, and the Asteroids! exhibit grant (a.k.a. Great Balls of Fire).

NASA support came through a Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Education and Public Outreach in Earth and Space Science (EPOESS) grant, Finding NEO.

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