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Yes, this is a glaring gap in both science and public safety. We have the ability to search for these asteroids and find nearly all of them before they actually hit the Earth. We have not been bothering to do so, which means we could get a very nasty surprise at any moment. The more telescopes of this sort that are built and kept operating, the safer we will be.