The Lowell Observatory Near-Earth-Object Search

The risk you face of dying as a result of an asteroid impact is about 1 in 20,000, the same risk you face of dying in a plane crash. - Source: Spaceguard Survey

Press Releases

May 20, 2004
LONEOS Discovers Asteroid with the Smallest Orbit (text)
MPC Electronic Circular announcement
Orbit diagram (link to a pdf file)
Color view of 2004 JG6 by Tom Polakis

October 15, 2003
Recovery of 1937 UB (Hermes) (text)
Recovery images of 1937 UB (Hermes)
Orbit diagram
Documetation of Hermes' recovery

October 2, 2003
Discovery of the closest Earth-approaching asteroid 2003 SQ222
Discovery images of 2003 SQ222
Orbit diagram

August 14, 2001
Discovery of large Earth-crossing Damocloid
Discovery images Click image for next view.
Orbit diagram


The time between the first and last images is about 22.25 minutes. During that time the asteroid traveled about 17 arcmin, slightly more than 16 deg per day..

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Contacts: Ted Bowell and Bruce Koehn
Last modified: 2008 April 1