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

A bright fireball occurred over The Netherlands on 21 September 2017 at 19:00 UTC (21:00 CEST). In addition to many individual sightings, it was also recorded by an all-sky camera dedicated to...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 10:46 UTC

One of our collaborators, E. Schwab, has been featured in a recent story by the Calar Alto observatory (CAHA) in Spain.

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

The number of known Near-Earth Asteroids has just overcome 10,000 units! This result represents an important achievement if one thinks that over the one hundred years between 1898 (when the first...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-07 10:44 UTC

A new series of images from Gemini Observatory shows Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) heading toward an extremely close rendezvous with the Sun. The images have been takenbetween February and May 2013 and...

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Date/Time: 2019-06-07 10:51 UTC

In the last observing slot the TOTAS survey found another NEO. This is the fifth NEO found in about 300 hours of survey time, which is a good result considering the field of view of the telescope....

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-07 10:52 UTC

On 15 Feb 2013, a very large fireball was reported over Chelyabinsk, Russia. Peter Brown from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, analyzed infrasound measurements of the event and deduced...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-07 11:38 UTC

The data gathered by the US WISE mission have been released as public domain on 14 March 2012. This release provides improved calibration and processing algorithms.

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-07 11:40 UTC

Although Gaia's primary mission goal is the precise measurement of star positions and not observing NEOs, nevertheless it is likely to produce a significant contribution to NEO detection. This is...

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Date/Time: 2019-06-06 09:18 UTC

On the morning of 30 May 2017 our team, in collaboration with ESO and using the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, obtained recovery observations of 1991 VG, a famous near-Earth object with an...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 14:50 UTC

On 18th November, ESRIN and the heart of ESA's NEO activities, the NEO Coordination Centre (NEOCC), welcomed an elaborate group of people involved in NEO activities in Europe. About 40 NEO...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-05 12:53 UTC

ExoMars, the ESA/Russia mission en route toward the Red Planet, has turned into a remarkable observing opportunity for asteroid hunters. The post launch outbound trajectory of the spacecraft...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-05 15:00 UTC

Using a system developed under an ESA contract, the Greek NELIOTA project has begun to detect flashes of light caused by small pieces of rock striking the Moon's surface. NELIOTA is the first...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 13:38 UTC

ESA will host the International Academy of Astronautic's 4th Planetary Defence Conference (PDC 2015), entitled ‘Assessing Impact Risk & Managing Response', at the Agency's ESRIN establishment, near...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 14:00 UTC

If an asteroid were spotted headed towards Earth, what could humanity do about it? ESA's latest mission is part of a larger international effort to find out. This month marked the start of...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 14:44 UTC

The recent claim that asteroid 2014 UR116 may be threatening the Earth shows how difficult it is to convey the right message about the NEO hazard. The no-news spread after statements from the...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 14:47 UTC

The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), of which the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) is a main partner, has successfully observed asteroid 2014 KC46 in one of the faintest...

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Date/Time: 2019-06-07 08:54 UTC

In the evening of 07 September 2014, the newly discovered asteroid 2014 RC will have a very close fly-by of just above 30000 km to our planet. The object is estimated to be between 10 and 30 m in...

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Date/Time: 2019-06-07 08:51 UTC

Today the NEO Coordination Centre (NEOCC) celebrates its first year of activities. On 22 May 2013 the Centre was formally inaugurated at ESRIN by Thomas Reiter, ESA Director of Human Spaceflight...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 14:58 UTC

With a mandate from the UN, ESA and other space agencies from around the world are about to establish a high-level group to help coordinate global response should a threatening asteroid ever be...

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Date/Time: 2019-06-07 08:42 UTC

In a fruitful collaboration between ESA and a group of amateur astronomers, the first comet was discovered by the so-called TOTAS survey. The comet is called P/2014 C1 (TOTAS) and has an orbit...