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Telescope and surveying advances at the Catlaina Sky Survey have dramatically increased Near-Earth object (NEO) discoveries.
An already unusual solar system object has just become even more curious
The object known to astronomers as (457175) 2008 GO98, once thought to be a Hilda-type asteroid is now showing signs of cometary activity.
June 30th, Asteroid Day provides Catalina Sky Survey experts a world-wide stage to explain the science of discovering near-Earth asteroids.
Spectacular Comet Johnson becomes a binocular object in May 2017!
2014 JO25 appears to be a contact binary asteroid, this from spectacular radar images acquired by NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California.
Discovered by CSS observer Al Grauer, near-Earth asteroid 2014 JO25 sailed closeby Earth on April 19, 2017
Recently discovered by CSS observer Rose Matheny near-Earth asteroid 2017 GM had one of the 10 closest observed flybys of Earth
In another close flyby of Earth, 2017 EA passed 14,500 km (9000 miles) over the Pacific Ocean region on March 2, 2017, its path entering within the ring of orbiting man-made satellites.
Tiny near-Earth asteroid 2015 TC25, discovered by CSS observer Carson Fuls has been further scrutinized by a team of planetary scientists