near-earth object

near-earth object noun
A large celestial object, such as an asteroid, whose orbit may possibly bring it into collision with the earth (abbrev NEO)
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  • Near-Earth object — Asteroid 4179 Toutatis is a potentially hazardous object that has passed within 2.3 lunar distances …   Wikipedia

  • Near-Earth object — Erdnahe Objekte (engl. Near Earth object; NEO), auch Erdbahnkreuzer, sind Asteroiden, Kometen und große Meteoroiden, welche bei ihrem Umlauf um die Sonne die Erdbahn kreuzen und deshalb eine Kollisionsgefahr bergen. Um dieser Gefahr begegnen zu… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Near Earth Object — Erdnahe Objekte (engl. Near Earth object; NEO), auch Erdbahnkreuzer, sind Asteroiden, Kometen und große Meteoroiden, welche bei ihrem Umlauf um die Sonne die Erdbahn kreuzen und deshalb eine Kollisionsgefahr bergen. Um dieser Gefahr begegnen zu… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Near earth object — Objet géocroiseur En astronomie, les objets géocroiseurs sont des corps célestes susceptibles à un moment ou à un autre de passer à proximité de la Terre. Ils sont souvent désignés par l acronyme NEO, de l anglais Near Earth Object : objet… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • near-Earth object — noun An asteroid, comet or large meteoroid whose orbit intersects Earths orbit, especially those which pose a collision danger …   Wiktionary

  • Near Earth Object Program — est un programme du JPL destiné, comme NEODyS ( Near Earth Objects Dynamic Site ), à détecter et classifier les objets potentiellement dangereux s approchant de la Terre et d assurer une communication plus facile avec le grand public quand de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite — The Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite (NEOSSat)[1] is a Canadian microsatellite using a 15 cm aperture f/5.88 Maksutov telescope similar to that on the MOST spacecraft, 3 axis stabilized with pointing stability of 2 arcseconds in a 100… …   Wikipedia

  • Campo Imperatore Near Earth Object Survey — The CINEOS program (Campo Imperatore Near Earth Object Survey), started in 2001, is dedicated to the discovery and follow up of Near Earth objects, namely asteroids and comets which periodically approach or intersect the Earth s orbit.In… …   Wikipedia

  • Lowell observatory near-earth-object search — (LONEOS) est un programme dirigé par la NASA et l observatoire Lowell pour découvrir des objets géocroiseurs. Le système LONEOS a commencé les observations en décembre 1997. Le principal chercheur est Ted Bowell. LONEOS utilise un système avec… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lowell Observatory Near-Earth-Object Search — (LONEOS) was a project designed to discover asteroids and comets that orbit near the Earth. The project, funded by NASA, was directed by Dr. Ted Bowell of Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. The LONEOS project began in 1993 and ran until… …   Wikipedia

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