As one of the BAA's observing sections, we aim to cover all aspects of those smaller Solar System objects termed asteroids, minor planets, dwarf planets, Centaurs, trans-Neptunian objects, Plutinos, near-Earth objects, plus more recently Exoplanets. However there are lots of other areas where you can participate as a Section Member such as those relating to the impact hazard, orbital motion, history of discovery and observation, evolution of the Solar System and spacecraft missions to such bodies to name a few. The Asteroids and Remote Planets external website, is currently in the process of being transferred to this site as of Nov When the transfer of the external site is completed you will be notified here.
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Asteroid Near Earth Discovered by Amateur Astronomers | Space
Asteroid Near Earth Discovered by Amateur Astronomers
All rights reserved. The comet's orbital path strongly suggests that it is making a one-time visit to our solar system. In the sleepy predawn hours of August 30, a Ukrainian amateur astronomer named Gennady Borisov spotted a strange comet zooming through our solar system. That means scientists will be able to collect much more data on its composition than they could for 'Oumuamua.
NEO's have struck Earth in the past. Examples are:. This crater is meters deep and 1. This impact was no where near the significance of the impact that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.