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Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-04 14:08 UTC

Albedo The ratio of reflected sunlight to incident sunlight. Given an albedo and the distance of the asteroid from the Sun and the observer, the size of an object can be estimated from its...

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: 2019-06-07 11:29 UTC

In the last observing slot at ESA's 1-m telescope on Tenerife, the previously 'lost' object 2009 XZ1 has been recovered. E. Schwab (Germany) has planned and analyzed the observations. The Minor...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-12-23 09:14 UTC

Asteroid 2006 QV89, a small object 20 to 50 meters in diameter, has been in the news lately, because of a very small 1-in-7000 chance of impact with the Earth on 9 September 2019.

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

On 8 November 2013 asteroid 2013 TV135 has been removed from the Risk Page. The non-zero impact probability spotted by monitoring systems just after its discovery (on 8 October 2013) dropped...

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Date/Time: 2019-06-07 10:45 UTC

An interesting connection between Earth Observation and NEO monitoring activities has been unveiled through the NEO Coordination Centre participation at the "Big Data From Space" meeting, held at...

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...

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Date/Time: 2020-07-09 15:47 UTC

Last update: 2020-12-04 10:00 UTC On this page, the NEOCC provides problems (we call them 'riddles') related to the observation of NEOs, their dynamics and their characterisation. In irregular...

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: 2019-06-05 12:48 UTC

The end state for most near-Earth objects (NEOs) – asteroids and comets that may pose a hazard to the Earth's ecosystem – has for the past two decades thought to be a collision with the Sun. A new...

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Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 15:01 UTC

The first recovery campaign carried out by the ESA NEO Coordination Centre in coordination with ESO, using the Very Large Telescope (VLT) (VLT telescopes on the Paranal mountain in Chile (credit:...

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Date/Time: 2019-06-07 11:21 UTC

A little-known asteroid will skim past Earth on 15 February, passing just 28 000 km from our planet. The 50 m-diameter chunk of space rock was discovered last year by ESA-sponsored amateur...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-08-08 09:27 UTC

The word NEO stands for near-Earth object, indicating a small body of the Solar System which can come into the Earth’s neighbourhood. A broad classification of NEOs distinguishes NECs (near-Earth...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2020-07-03 08:07 UTC

The fly-by of 2020 JJ asteroid

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Date/Time: 2023-03-06 09:00 UTC

Warning: on March 6th at 09:00 UTC, some maintenance activities will be performed on our system. Some services, may be temporarily disrupted or unavailable.  

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Date/Time: 2023-05-25 15:02 UTC

ESA’s NEO Coordination Centre celebrates its 10th anniversary

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Date/Time: 2019-06-07 11:25 UTC

During the last observing run with the ESA 1-m telesope on Tenerife (the OGS = Optical Ground Station) the SSA-NEO programme successfully recovered three 'lost' NEOs. In addition, one new NEO was...

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Date/Time: 2020-09-10 10:33 UTC

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Date/Time: 2019-06-06 13:21 UTC

One of the major goals of the ESA NEO Coordination Centre is to focus observations on objects with non-zero impact probabilities. When an asteroid quickly becomes very faint just after discovery...

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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...