near-Earth object


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near-Earth object

n. Abbr. NEO
A comet or asteroid whose orbit around the sun brings it near Earth's orbit.
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Asteroids of this size do not often approach this close to our planet -- maybe only once or twice a year," said Paul Chodas, manager of the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.
We have been tracking this asteroid for over 14 years and know its orbit very accurately," said Paul Chodas, Manager of NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in California.
6, 2005, which New England won, there was no known near-Earth object zooming by.
Center for Near-Earth Object Studies manager Paul Chodas noted, 'So far, everything indicates this is likely an interstellar object, but more data would help to confirm it.
This is the most extreme orbit I have ever seen," said Davide Farnocchia, a scientist at NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
We know the time that the object is going to be closest within seconds, and the distance is known within hundreds of kilometers (miles)," Davide Farnocchia, a mathematician at NASA's Near-Earth Object program, said by telephone on Tuesday.
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission has released its second year of survey data.
It has actually identified a rock called 65803 Didymous that will be close enough to Earth in October 2022 to test the ability to move a near-Earth object into a different trajectory.
Paul Chodas, from the Near-Earth Object Program, said: "There is no existing evidence that an asteroid or any other celestial object is on a trajectory that will impact Earth.
998 percent," said Don Yeomans, manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
The odds of a near-Earth object strike causing massive causalities and destruction of infrastructure are very small," said Holdren, "but the potential consequences of such an event are so large that it makes sense to take the risk seriously.
Paul Chodas of Nasa's near-earth object programme said events like Chelyabinsk were rare.