The Lowell Observatory Near-Earth-Object Search

The Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search (LONEOS) was concluded in 2008. For further information, see the LONEOS Wikipedia page.

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
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