Characterization

A collection of 4 posts

2018 LA

Summary 2018 LA was a small asteroid, somewhere between 2-3 meters in diameter.  It was first seen in space just 8 hours before impacting the Earth on 2 June 2018.  This is significant

362P/2008 GO98

Summary The distinctions between a comet and an asteroid are quite a bit less clear than many of us were taught in middle school.  There's a peculiar object named 362P/2008 GO98 that's