Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking
|Predecessor||Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey|
|Successor||Near Earth Object Program|
|Founded at||Haleakalā Observatory, Maui, Hawaii|
|Type||Space observation program|
|Purpose||To search for and map out near-earth asteroids|
Co-Investigator and Project Manager
|Steven H. Pravdo|
|David L. Rabinowitz, Ken Lawrence and Michael Hicks|
|National Aeronautics and Space Administration|
|Jet Propulsion Laboratory|
Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) was a program run by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. They surveyed the sky for near-Earth objects. NEAT was a program from December 1995 until April 2007. It was at GEODSS on Hawaii (Haleakala-NEAT; 566) and at the Palomar Observatory in California (Palomar-NEAT; 644). It discovered more than 40 thousand minor planets. NEAT has been one of the best programs in tracking minor planets.
NEAT was the successor to the Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey (PCAS).
|see List of minor planets § Main index|
References[change | change source]
- "Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT)". Near Earth Object Program. NASA/JPL. Archived from the original on 14 January 2004. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
- Bauer, J. M.; Lawrence, K. J.; Buratti, B. J.; Bambery, R. J.; Lowry, S. C.; Meech, K. J.; et al. (December 2007). "Photometry of Small Outer Solar System Bodies with the NEAT Database" (PDF). Asteroids. 1405: 8086. Bibcode:2008LPICo1405.8086B. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
- "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2017.