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Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 11:32 UTC

A newly-established collaboration between our team and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) led to the first-ever observation of an NEA with the 10.4 m Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC). We...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2023-09-28 09:59 UTC

  Our search engine provides a comprehensive exploration of the entire asteroid database, offering a wide range of filtering options based on object group, risk class, orbital parameters,...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2022-03-25 12:53 UTC

Summary 2008 TC3 was the first object detected in space prior to impacting the Earth. Discovery occurred at 06:39 UTC on 7 October 2008 by the Catalina Sky Survey and the meteoroid entered the...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2023-10-30 16:07 UTC

Several mission opportunities to close-approach asteroids up to 2040

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: 2019-06-04 14:00 UTC

The possibility of browsing through the largest possible set of astronomical images and download them for inspection is extremely useful in order to find possible unidentified detections of NEOs or...

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Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2022-03-25 12:54 UTC

Summary 2018 LA was the third object to be detected before impacting the Earth. The meteoroid was discovered at 08:22 UTC on 2 June 2018 by the Mount Lemmon Survey and impacted the atmosphere over...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 13:24 UTC

Each year, astronomers worldwide discover over 1000 new asteroids or other space rocks that could strike our planet. And if one is spotted heading towards Earth, experts working in ESA and national...

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Date/Time: 2022-03-14 15:36 UTC

The Planetary Defence community has detected the fifth asteroid impactor

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Date/Time: 2020-07-03 07:43 UTC

NEO Coordination Centre's observing campaign to track the fly-by of BepiColombo

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2024-02-12 15:50 UTC

An automated procedure for Yarkovsky effect determination developed by NEOCC

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-06 11:20 UTC

Andrea Milani, professor of mathematics at Pisa University, passed away unexpectedly last Wednesday while cycling near Pisa. With his deep knowledge and understanding on the Solar System dynamics,...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-07 11:35 UTC

A potentially hazardous asteroid once found but then lost has been rediscovered and its orbit confirmed by a determined amateur astronomer working with ESA's space hazards programme. The...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-07 09:50 UTC

After discussing what to do to ensure that an important NEO is adequately monitored (see "news archive"), we will now present a possible strategy to improve the orbit of old objects, that have not...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-07 10:48 UTC

ESA today inaugurated a new hub that will strengthen Europe's contribution to the global hunt for asteroids and other hazardous natural objects that may strike Earth. Near-Earth Objects, or NEOs,...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2019-06-04 13:58 UTC

The ESA NEO Coordination Centre (NEOCC) is the operational centre of ESA’s Planetary Defence Office (PDO) within the Space Safety Programme (S2P). It is located at ESA's establishment ESRIN...

Type: Web Content Article
Date/Time: 2023-09-28 10:00 UTC

  The tables are accessible from the menu by the Fireballs section and the Observations section. In each section a list of all fireballs or observations present in the database are displayed.  ...

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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: 2020-09-10 12:20 UTC

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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...