Number of near Earth objects

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How many near Earth objects are there?


It is widely known the fact that a near-Earth object (NEO) is a Solar System object whose orbit brings it into proximity with Earth.  It is important to know that as of August 2012, there had been 848 near-Earth asteroids larger than 1 km discovered.  Keep in mind that 154 are potentially hazardous asteroids.  Specialists sustained in 2006 that 20% of the mandated objects have not yet been found.  Needless to say, it is estimated that it is estimated that 93% of the NEAs larger than 1 km have been found.  Believe it or not, only about 70 near Earth objects remain to be discovered.

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