Space & Innovation

Meet the Man Who Has Discovered 300 Asteroids From His Backyard

Channeling a childhood hobby into a lifelong passion

Gary Hug has been looking up at the sky since he was a kid. He still fondly remembers the day he got his first telescope as a present. He's been observing the stars ever since, getting his hands on increasingly advanced telescopes. More recently, he's gone ahead and built his own, which he uses to look for near-Earth objects, right from the comfort of his backyard.

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