Catalina Sky Survey Upgrades

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.