Discovery images of WT1190F from Oct. 3, 2015 10:05 - 10:27 UT, taken by Rose Matheny at our Schmidt telescope on Mt. Bigelow, Arizona. There are 4 still images presented here in an animation and in a 2 x 2 grid. This is actually the fourth time we've "discovered" this object. See Bill Gray's WT1190F FAQ at Project Pluto for more details, particularly concerning its entry into the Earth's atmosphere on Nov. 13, 2015.
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earth at 13:44 UT on March 2.
The UA's Catalina Sky Survey has had great success finding near-Earth objects, having located about 70 percent of all such objects discovered in the last three years. The survey team, which has just received $3.16 million from NASA to continue the search, is credited with spotting more than 560 near-Earth objects last year alone . a record-setting figure . and is about to begin working with another telescope.
LPL in the Spotlight article
Full U/Az press release
During the fall of 2008, the Catalina Sky Survey at the UA detected an object on
an earthbound trajectory that ended up creating a fireball streak in the skies of
Sudan. That's the survey team's job . finding comets, asteroids and other
objects. Formed in 1998 as part of a mandate from the U.S. Congress, the Catalina
Sky Survey is working to help catalogue at least 90 percent of near-Earth objects
that are about the size of a cruise ship, or larger.