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Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 13:15 UTC

An object discovered on 3 October 2015, temporarily designated WT1190F by the observers, will enter the Earth's atmosphere on 13 November. It was discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-05 12:11 UTC

​​​​​​The impact of WT1190F in the Indian Ocean on 13 November (see our news item on 22 October) provided an excellent opportunity to simulate the observational sequence that needs to be triggered...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-05 12:57 UTC

Asteroid 2016 RB1 has hit the news because of a peculiar close passage on 7 September 2016 at 19:20 CEST. About the size of a cottage, the asteroid flew past our planet at an altitude of 34000 km,...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-05 14:16 UTC

The number of known near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) has just surpassed the threshold of 15000. That is a 50% increase over the number known in 2013, when we posted a similar news item on our portal for...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-05 14:48 UTC

The word "precovery" has entered the astronomical jargon rather recently but it quickly grew in popularity among asteroid hunters. It refers to the finding of an archival observation of an object...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 13:30 UTC

NELIOTA is an activity initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA), which was recently launched at the National Observatory of Athens. The project aims to count and characterise the number and...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 09:31 UTC

An international campaign has revealed that an asteroid will come within 44 000 km of our planet in October, providing a rare opportunity for intensive studies. Astronomers recently spotted...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 10:02 UTC

As part of an international observing campaign, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been imaged during our normal monthly observing run on 16 September with the OGS telescope in Tenerife. In the attached...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 10:19 UTC

A few weeks ago the Pan-STARRS survey discovered a new NEO, temporarily identified as P10G8tt and then formally designated 2018 AM12. Follow-up observations over the next few days allowed the...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 10:37 UTC

During the first month of 2018 two objects reached a Torino Scale level of 1, and attracted the attention of observers with the goal of collecting additional observations necessary to remove the...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 10:41 UTC

At approximately 09:30 UT on 14 April 2018 the Catalina Sky Survey, in Arizona, discovered a bright magnitude 15 object moving at a sky speed of 10" per minute, in the constellation Libra. ...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 11:24 UTC

Every few hours observing the Moon, ESA’s ‘NELIOTA’ project discovers a brilliant flash of light across its surface – the result of an object hurtling through space and striking our unprotected...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2021-03-29 09:51 UTC

New observations of asteroid Apophis rule out any chance of impact for at least a century

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2021-03-15 15:17 UTC

ESA’s Planetary Defence Office has just released a new NEOCC web portal

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-08-13 12:43 UTC

Additional information

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2021-04-21 13:21 UTC

Detecting an asteroid beyond telescope normal operation

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2021-04-27 14:02 UTC

First light of ESA's Test-Bed Telescope in Chile

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2021-09-02 10:31 UTC

NEOCC observations help in nailing down the orbit of 2021 PH27

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 10:12 UTC

On 19 October the Pan-STARRS telescope, one of the NASA-funded surveys dedicated to discovering new NEOs, found an object that proved to be extremely unique: for the first time, an asteroid...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2021-10-12 10:36 UTC

ESA has inaugurated the new building for the NEOCC at ESRIN