Catalina Sky Survey

NEO Asteroid 2014 JO25 Set to Buzz Earth on April 19th

It's a shooting gallery out there. The spattered face of Earth's Moon and large impact sites such as Meteor Crater…

5 years ago

Asteroid? Rocket Stage? Whatever it is, WT1190F Plunges to Earth Tonight

No one's 100% certain what WT1190F is — asteroid or rocket stage — but we are certain it will light…

6 years ago

Artificial Object in Trans-lunar Orbit to Impact Earth on November 13

Get ready for a man-made fireball. A object discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey on Oct 3rd temporarily designated WT1190F is…

6 years ago

Comet US10 Catalina: Our Guide to Act II

Itching for some cometary action? After a fine winter’s performance from Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy, 2015 has seen a dearth…

6 years ago

It Looks Like These Are All the Bright Kuiper Belt Objects We’ll Ever Find

The self-professed “Pluto Killer” is at it again. Dr. Michael Brown is now reminiscing about the good old days when…

7 years ago

Get Ready for Sunday’s Close Flyby of Asteroid 2014 RC

Guess who's dropping by for a quick visit this weekend? On Sunday, a 60-foot-wide (20-meters) asteroid named 2014 RC will…

7 years ago

We’ve Found 10,000 Near-Earth Objects. How To Step Up The Search?

That pale white dot up there? No. 10,000 in a list of near-Earth objects. This rock, 2013 MZ5, was discovered June…

8 years ago

2012 BX34: Behind the Scenes in the Discovery of a Near Earth Asteroid

[/caption] Several blockbuster movies, television shows and commercials have depicted the discovery of an asteroid heading towards Earth and usually,…

10 years ago