35 New Asteroids Discovered

35 new asteroids were discovered by Citizen Scientist from Brunei Darussalam as part of an International Astronomical Search Collaboration, IASC Programme, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA affiliated programme.

From September until October, six Bruneian groups comprise of 30 members were working under IASC Asteroid Search Campaign co-organized by the Nepal Astronomical Society, NASO and the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam. During the campaign, participants from Brunei and across the globe used an advanced astrometry software to analyse photographs and real sky data provided by the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System telescope in Hawaii. It involved observing the Near-Earth objects and Main Belts asteroids and reporting for unknown asteroid detections. Information from these preliminary findings will be further study which can take up to 5 years to define the asteroids' orbit by professional astronomers.

Source: Radio Television Brunei