IAWN was established (2013) as a result of the UN-endorsed recommendations for an international response to a potential NEO impact threat, 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.
Observers Twitter feed
Tweets from some of our observing signatories and other active asteroid observers.A Twitter List by SBNarchive
Signatories Twitter feed
Tweets from some of our institutional signatories (may have non-asteroid news as well).A Twitter List by SBNarchive
2023 BU: A record close-approaching small asteroid
(Jan 2023) On January 21, Gennady Borisov (discoverer of interstellar comet 2/I) discovered a small asteroid rapidly approaching the Earth. He promptly reported the object to the Minor Planet Center for posting on the Near-Earth Object Confirmation Page. After extensive follow-up observations and analysis ...
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Asteriod designation: 2023 KU4
Discovery station: Catalina Sky Survey
Close approach date (UTC): 2023 05 27.49
Close approach distance (× lunar distance): 0.76
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