Our Mission

IAWN was established (2013) to create an international group of organizations involved in detecting, tracking, and characterizing NEOs. The IAWN is tasked with developing a strategy using well-defined communication plans and protocols to assist Governments in the analysis of asteroid impact consequences and in the planning of mitigation responses.

Currently, IAWN includes members from Europe, Asia, South and North America.

About IAWN

NEO News

CNEOS Fireball Plot saved 19 March 2019

Chart of reported fireball events for which geographic location data are provided. Each event's calculated total impact energy is indicated by its relative size and by a color.
Courtesy: Alan B. Chamberlin (JPL/Caltech)

Kamchatka Bolide

(18 Mar 2019) On 18 December 2018, U.S. government sensors and infrasound sensors (originally put in place to detect nuclear explosions) detected an airburst from a previously undetected NEO. The object exploded harmlessly at around 26 km above the Earth's surface. Data on these events are provided to NASA ...

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IAWN 101

C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto, Denis Buczynski

C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto, 31 Jan 2019
Credit: Denis Buczynski

Comets and the IAWN

(Jan 2019) Here at IAWN, we are interested in all natural objects that can come near the Earth. This means asteroids in principle, but also comets. Comet close approaches are much less frequent than those of asteroids, but we must still keep track of them ...

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Close Approaches

Asteriod designation: 2019 GN20
Discovery station: Catalina Sky Survey
Close approach date (UTC): 2019 04 12.30
Close approach distance (× lunar distance): 0.98
Discovery announcement
Latest orbit & observations

Close Aproach List

Multi-Opp. CAs