Asteroid from 'rare species' sighted in the cosmic wild

Pasadena CA (SPX) Feb 08, 2019 The results are rolling in from Caltech's newest state-of-the-art sky-surveying camera, which began operations at the Palomar Observatory in March 2018. Called the Zwicky Transient Facility, or ZTF, the new instrument has so far discovered 50 small near-Earth asteroids and more than 1,100 supernovae, and it has observed more than 1 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. One of the near-Earth ast

Asteroid from 'rare species' sighted in the cosmic wild

Astronomers have discovered an asteroid looping through the inner solar system on an exotic orbit. The unusual object is among the first asteroids ever found whose orbit is confined almost entirely ...

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Asteroid from 'Rare Species' Sighted in the Cosmic Wild, Sun 10 Feb 19 from SpaceDaily

Space agency ups risk of asteroid-Earth collision

Assessment pushes new rock up the danger list, but possibility remains very remote. Andrew Masterson reports.

Wed 6 Feb 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Zwicky Transient Facility nabs several supernovae a night

Pasadena CA (SPX) Feb 08, 2019 The results are rolling in from Caltech's newest state-of-the-art sky-surveying camera, which began operations at the Palomar Observatory in March 2018. Called ...

Sun 10 Feb 19 from SpaceDaily

Frequent Visitor: Asteroid Larger Than Statue of Liberty Approaches Earth

Pasadena CA (Sputnik) Feb 06, 2019 What astronomers may describe as an exciting sighting, some may find frightening, as a huge and heavy alien body will come comparatively close to Earth ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from SpaceDaily

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