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Ten Thousandth Near-Earth Object Identified

June 28, 2013

Most Recent Object Discovered By Pan-STARRS-1 Telescope In Hawaii More than 10,000 asteroids and comets that can pass near Earth have now been discovered. The 10,000th near-Earth object, asteroid 2013 MZ5, was first detected on the night of June 18, 2013, by the Pan-STARRS-1 telescope, located on the 10,000-foot summit of the Haleakala crater on Maui. Managed by the University of Hawaii, the PanSTARRS survey receives NASA funding.

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