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This frame from a sequence of four images of the asteroid name 2014 AA, seen as a speck of light moving relative to the background stars, is a small asteroid, observed by NASA's Catalina Sky Survey. It was, at the time, about as far away as the moon.
This frame from a sequence of four images of the asteroid name 2014 AA, seen as a speck of light moving relative to the background stars, is a small asteroid, observed by NASA's Catalina Sky Survey. It was, at the time, about as far away as the moon.

Sky Survey Detected This Small Asteroid

This frame from a sequence of four images of the asteroid name 2014 AA, seen as a speck of light moving relative to the background stars, is a small asteroid, observed by NASA's Catalina Sky Survey. It was, at the time, about as far away as the moon.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Catalina Sky Survey (CSS)
ID#: PIA21712
Added: 2017-06-30

Views: 1093

Sky Survey Detected This Small Asteroid

This frame from a sequence of four images of the asteroid name 2014 AA, seen as a speck of light moving relative to the background stars, is a small asteroid, observed by NASA's Catalina Sky Survey. It was, at the time, about as far away as the moon.

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This frame from an animation shows NASA's NEOWISE's third year of survey data with the spacecraft discovering 97 previously unknown celestial objects in the last year.
This frame from an animation shows NASA's NEOWISE's third year of survey data with the spacecraft discovering 97 previously unknown celestial objects in the last year.

Three Years of NEOWISE Data

This frame from an animation shows NASA's NEOWISE's third year of survey data with the spacecraft discovering 97 previously unknown celestial objects in the last year.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA21653
Added: 2017-06-05

Views: 2497

Three Years of NEOWISE Data

This frame from an animation shows NASA's NEOWISE's third year of survey data with the spacecraft discovering 97 previously unknown celestial objects in the last year.

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This frame from a movie of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated using radar data collected by NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California on April 19, 2017.
This frame from a movie of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated using radar data collected by NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California on April 19, 2017.

New Radar Images of Asteroid 2014 JO25

This frame from a movie of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated using radar data collected by NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California on April 19, 2017.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Instrument: Goldstone Solar System Radar
ID#: PIA21597
Added: 2017-05-09

Views: 604

New Radar Images of Asteroid 2014 JO25

This frame from a movie of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated using radar data collected by NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California on April 19, 2017.

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This composite of 30 images of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert.
This composite of 30 images of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert.

Radar Imagery of Asteroid 2014 JO25

This composite of 30 images of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Instrument: Goldstone Solar System Radar
ID#: PIA21594
Added: 2017-04-18

Views: 2731

Radar Imagery of Asteroid 2014 JO25

This composite of 30 images of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert.

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This composite of 11 images of asteroid 2017 BQ6 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert on Feb. 5, 2017.
This composite of 11 images of asteroid 2017 BQ6 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert on Feb. 5, 2017.

Radar Images of Asteroid 2017 BQ6

This composite of 11 images of asteroid 2017 BQ6 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert on Feb. 5, 2017.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Instrument: Goldstone Solar System Radar
ID#: PIA21453
Added: 2017-02-10

Views: 1648

Radar Images of Asteroid 2017 BQ6

This composite of 11 images of asteroid 2017 BQ6 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert on Feb. 5, 2017.

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This composite of 25 images of asteroid 2017 BQ6 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert.
This composite of 25 images of asteroid 2017 BQ6 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert.

Angular Asteroid Composite

This composite of 25 images of asteroid 2017 BQ6 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Instrument: Goldstone Solar System Radar
ID#: PIA21452
Added: 2017-02-10

Views: 1968

Angular Asteroid Composite

This composite of 25 images of asteroid 2017 BQ6 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert.

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This frame from a movie shows the progression of NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission's first two years following its restart in December 2013. Green circles represent near-Earth objects.
This frame from a movie shows the progression of NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission's first two years following its restart in December 2013. Green circles represent near-Earth objects.

Two Years of NEOWISE Observations Mapped

This frame from a movie shows the progression of NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission's first two years following its restart in December 2013. Green circles represent near-Earth objects.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA20546
Added: 2016-04-05

Views: 1403

Two Years of NEOWISE Observations Mapped

This frame from a movie shows the progression of NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission's first two years following its restart in December 2013. Green circles represent near-Earth objects.

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The elongated asteroid in this radar image, named 2003 SD220, will safely fly past Earth on Dec. 24, 2015, at a distance of 6.8 million miles (11 million kilometers).
The elongated asteroid in this radar image, named 2003 SD220, will safely fly past Earth on Dec. 24, 2015, at a distance of 6.8 million miles (11 million kilometers).

Elongated Asteroid Will Safely Pass Earth on Christmas Eve

The elongated asteroid in this radar image, named 2003 SD220, will safely fly past Earth on Dec. 24, 2015, at a distance of 6.8 million miles (11 million kilometers).

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Instrument: Goldstone Solar System Radar
ID#: PIA20280
Added: 2015-12-23

Views: 1390

Elongated Asteroid Will Safely Pass Earth on Christmas Eve

The elongated asteroid in this radar image, named 2003 SD220, will safely fly past Earth on Dec. 24, 2015, at a distance of 6.8 million miles (11 million kilometers).

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This image of an asteroid that is at least 3,600 feet (1,100 meters) long was taken on Dec. 17, 2015, by scientists using NASA's 230-foot Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California.
This image of an asteroid that is at least 3,600 feet (1,100 meters) long was taken on Dec. 17, 2015, by scientists using NASA's 230-foot Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California.

Radar Image of 'Christmas Eve' Asteroid 2003 SD2020

This image of an asteroid that is at least 3,600 feet (1,100 meters) long was taken on Dec. 17, 2015, by scientists using NASA's 230-foot Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Instrument: Goldstone Solar System Radar
ID#: PIA20279
Added: 2015-12-23

Views: 1192

Radar Image of 'Christmas Eve' Asteroid 2003 SD2020

This image of an asteroid that is at least 3,600 feet (1,100 meters) long was taken on Dec. 17, 2015, by scientists using NASA's 230-foot Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California.

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Asteroid 1998 WT24 (left in December 2001, right on December 11, 2015) taken by NASA's the 230-foot (70-meter) DSS-14 antenna at Goldstone, California.
Asteroid 1998 WT24 (left in December 2001, right on December 11, 2015) taken by NASA's the 230-foot (70-meter) DSS-14 antenna at Goldstone, California.

Not Your Father's Asteroid

Asteroid 1998 WT24 (left in December 2001, right on December 11, 2015) taken by NASA's the 230-foot (70-meter) DSS-14 antenna at Goldstone, California.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Instrument: Goldstone Solar System Radar
ID#: PIA20215
Added: 2015-12-17

Views: 7996

Not Your Father's Asteroid

Asteroid 1998 WT24 (left in December 2001, right on December 11, 2015) taken by NASA's the 230-foot (70-meter) DSS-14 antenna at Goldstone, California.

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An expanded view of comet C/2006 W3 (Christensen) is shown here. NASA's WISE spacecraft observed this comet on April 20th, 2010 as it traveled through the constellation Sagittarius.
An expanded view of comet C/2006 W3 (Christensen) is shown here. NASA's WISE spacecraft observed this comet on April 20th, 2010 as it traveled through the constellation Sagittarius.

Comet Christensen Has Carbon Gas

An expanded view of comet C/2006 W3 (Christensen) is shown here. NASA's WISE spacecraft observed this comet on April 20th, 2010 as it traveled through the constellation Sagittarius.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA20119
Added: 2015-11-23

Views: 2119

Comet Christensen Has Carbon Gas

An expanded view of comet C/2006 W3 (Christensen) is shown here. NASA's WISE spacecraft observed this comet on April 20th, 2010 as it traveled through the constellation Sagittarius.

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NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft observed the Oort cloud comet C/2006 W3 (Christensen) on April 20th, 2010, as it traveled through the constellation Sagittarius.
NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft observed the Oort cloud comet C/2006 W3 (Christensen) on April 20th, 2010, as it traveled through the constellation Sagittarius.

NEOWISE View of Comet Christensen

NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft observed the Oort cloud comet C/2006 W3 (Christensen) on April 20th, 2010, as it traveled through the constellation Sagittarius.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA20118
Added: 2015-11-23

Views: 2492

NEOWISE View of Comet Christensen

NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft observed the Oort cloud comet C/2006 W3 (Christensen) on April 20th, 2010, as it traveled through the constellation Sagittarius.

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The 230-foot (70-meter) DSS-14 antenna at Goldstone, Ca. obtained these radar images of asteroid 2015 TB145 on Oct. 31, 2015.
The 230-foot (70-meter) DSS-14 antenna at Goldstone, Ca. obtained these radar images of asteroid 2015 TB145 on Oct. 31, 2015.

Halloween Asteroid Rotation

The 230-foot (70-meter) DSS-14 antenna at Goldstone, Ca. obtained these radar images of asteroid 2015 TB145 on Oct. 31, 2015.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Instrument: Goldstone Solar System Radar
ID#: PIA20043
Added: 2015-11-03

Views: 5480

Halloween Asteroid Rotation

The 230-foot (70-meter) DSS-14 antenna at Goldstone, Ca. obtained these radar images of asteroid 2015 TB145 on Oct. 31, 2015.

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This partial frame from an animation was generated using radar data collected by the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.
This partial frame from an animation was generated using radar data collected by the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

Halloween Asteroid Rotation

This partial frame from an animation was generated using radar data collected by the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

Target: Asteroid
Instrument: Arecibo Observatory
ID#: PIA20041
Added: 2015-10-30

Views: 1474

Halloween Asteroid Rotation

This partial frame from an animation was generated using radar data collected by the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

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These first radar images of 2015 TB145 from the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, indicate the near-Earth object is spherical in shape and approximately 2,000 feet (600 meters) in diameter.
These first radar images of 2015 TB145 from the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, indicate the near-Earth object is spherical in shape and approximately 2,000 feet (600 meters) in diameter.

First Radar Images of Halloween Asteroid

These first radar images of 2015 TB145 from the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, indicate the near-Earth object is spherical in shape and approximately 2,000 feet (600 meters) in diameter.

Target: Asteroid
Instrument: Arecibo Observatory
ID#: PIA20040
Added: 2015-10-30

Views: 1282

First Radar Images of Halloween Asteroid

These first radar images of 2015 TB145 from the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, indicate the near-Earth object is spherical in shape and approximately 2,000 feet (600 meters) in diameter.

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The asteroid Euphrosyne glides across a field of background stars in this time-lapse view from NASA's WISE spacecraft. Euphrosyne is quite dark in visible light, but glows brightly at infrared wavelengths.
The asteroid Euphrosyne glides across a field of background stars in this time-lapse view from NASA's WISE spacecraft. Euphrosyne is quite dark in visible light, but glows brightly at infrared wavelengths.

Asteroid Euphrosyne as Seen by WISE

The asteroid Euphrosyne glides across a field of background stars in this time-lapse view from NASA's WISE spacecraft. Euphrosyne is quite dark in visible light, but glows brightly at infrared wavelengths.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA19645
Added: 2015-08-03

Views: 5428

Asteroid Euphrosyne as Seen by WISE

The asteroid Euphrosyne glides across a field of background stars in this time-lapse view from NASA's WISE spacecraft. Euphrosyne is quite dark in visible light, but glows brightly at infrared wavelengths.

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This collage of radar images of near-Earth asteroid 1999 JD6 was collected by NASA scientists on July 25, 2015. The asteroid is between 660-980 feet (200-300 meters) in diameter.
This collage of radar images of near-Earth asteroid 1999 JD6 was collected by NASA scientists on July 25, 2015. The asteroid is between 660-980 feet (200-300 meters) in diameter.

Asteroid 1999 JD6

This collage of radar images of near-Earth asteroid 1999 JD6 was collected by NASA scientists on July 25, 2015. The asteroid is between 660-980 feet (200-300 meters) in diameter.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Instrument: Goldstone Solar System Radar, NRAO Green Bank Telescope
ID#: PIA19647
Added: 2015-07-31

Views: 2290

Asteroid 1999 JD6

This collage of radar images of near-Earth asteroid 1999 JD6 was collected by NASA scientists on July 25, 2015. The asteroid is between 660-980 feet (200-300 meters) in diameter.

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This frame from a movie made from radar images of asteroid 1999 JD6, obtained on July 25, 2015. The asteroid is approximately 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) on its long axis.
This frame from a movie made from radar images of asteroid 1999 JD6, obtained on July 25, 2015. The asteroid is approximately 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) on its long axis.

Radar Movie of Asteroid 1999 JD6

This frame from a movie made from radar images of asteroid 1999 JD6, obtained on July 25, 2015. The asteroid is approximately 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) on its long axis.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Instrument: Goldstone Solar System Radar, NRAO Green Bank Telescope
ID#: PIA19646
Added: 2015-07-31

Views: 2237

Radar Movie of Asteroid 1999 JD6

This frame from a movie made from radar images of asteroid 1999 JD6, obtained on July 25, 2015. The asteroid is approximately 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) on its long axis.

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Scientists using two giant, Earth-based radio telescopes bounced radar signals off passing asteroid 2011 UW158 to create images for an animation showing the rocky body's fast rotation. This is a frame from the animation.
Scientists using two giant, Earth-based radio telescopes bounced radar signals off passing asteroid 2011 UW158 to create images for an animation showing the rocky body's fast rotation. This is a frame from the animation.

Radar Movie of Asteroid 2011 UW158

Scientists using two giant, Earth-based radio telescopes bounced radar signals off passing asteroid 2011 UW158 to create images for an animation showing the rocky body's fast rotation. This is a frame from the animation.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Instrument: Goldstone Solar System Radar, Green Bank Telescope
ID#: PIA19644
Added: 2015-07-23

Views: 8775

Radar Movie of Asteroid 2011 UW158

Scientists using two giant, Earth-based radio telescopes bounced radar signals off passing asteroid 2011 UW158 to create images for an animation showing the rocky body's fast rotation. This is a frame from the animation.

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This image of asteroid 2011 MD was taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in Feb. 2014, over a period of 20 hours.
This image of asteroid 2011 MD was taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in Feb. 2014, over a period of 20 hours.

I Spy a Little Asteroid With My Infrared Eye

This image of asteroid 2011 MD was taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in Feb. 2014, over a period of 20 hours.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
ID#: PIA18453
Added: 2014-06-26

Views: 3414

I Spy a Little Asteroid With My Infrared Eye

This image of asteroid 2011 MD was taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in Feb. 2014, over a period of 20 hours.

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NASA scientists used Earth-based radar to produce these sharp views -- an image montage and a movie sequence -- of the asteroid designated '2014 HQ124' on June 8, 2014.
NASA scientists used Earth-based radar to produce these sharp views -- an image montage and a movie sequence -- of the asteroid designated '2014 HQ124' on June 8, 2014.

Radar Images of Asteroid 2014 HQ124

NASA scientists used Earth-based radar to produce these sharp views -- an image montage and a movie sequence -- of the asteroid designated '2014 HQ124' on June 8, 2014.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Instrument: Goldstone Solar System Radar
ID#: PIA18412
Added: 2014-06-12

Views: 5644

Radar Images of Asteroid 2014 HQ124

NASA scientists used Earth-based radar to produce these sharp views -- an image montage and a movie sequence -- of the asteroid designated '2014 HQ124' on June 8, 2014.

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This graphic depicts the passage of asteroid 2014 EC past Earth on March 6, 2014. The asteroid's closest approach is a distance equivalent to about one-sixth of the distance between Earth and the moon. The indicated times are in Universal Time.
This graphic depicts the passage of asteroid 2014 EC past Earth on March 6, 2014. The asteroid's closest approach is a distance equivalent to about one-sixth of the distance between Earth and the moon. The indicated times are in Universal Time.

Asteroid 2014 EC Flyby of Earth on March 6, 2014

This graphic depicts the passage of asteroid 2014 EC past Earth on March 6, 2014. The asteroid's closest approach is a distance equivalent to about one-sixth of the distance between Earth and the moon. The indicated times are in Universal Time.

Target: Asteroid
ID#: PIA17957
Added: 2014-03-06

Views: 3278

Asteroid 2014 EC Flyby of Earth on March 6, 2014

This graphic depicts the passage of asteroid 2014 EC past Earth on March 6, 2014. The asteroid's closest approach is a distance equivalent to about one-sixth of the distance between Earth and the moon. The indicated times are in Universal Time.

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This graphic depicts the passage of asteroid 2014 DX110 past Earth on March 5, 2014. The asteroid's closest approach was at a distance equivalent to about nine-tenths of the distance between Earth and the moon.
This graphic depicts the passage of asteroid 2014 DX110 past Earth on March 5, 2014. The asteroid's closest approach was at a distance equivalent to about nine-tenths of the distance between Earth and the moon.

Asteroid 2014 DX110 Flyby of Earth on March 5, 2014

This graphic depicts the passage of asteroid 2014 DX110 past Earth on March 5, 2014. The asteroid's closest approach was at a distance equivalent to about nine-tenths of the distance between Earth and the moon.

Target: Asteroid
ID#: PIA17955
Added: 2014-03-05

Views: 2271

Asteroid 2014 DX110 Flyby of Earth on March 5, 2014

This graphic depicts the passage of asteroid 2014 DX110 past Earth on March 5, 2014. The asteroid's closest approach was at a distance equivalent to about nine-tenths of the distance between Earth and the moon.

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The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.
The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.

Asteroid Tracks Among the Stars

The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: NEOWISE Project
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA17832
Added: 2014-01-23

Views: 7195

Asteroid Tracks Among the Stars

The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.

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The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.
The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.

NEOWISE's New Find

The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.

Target: Asteroid
Mission: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Instrument: NEOWISE Telescope
ID#: PIA17829
Added: 2014-01-07

Views: 5037

NEOWISE's New Find

The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.

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