Small near-Earth asteroids in the Palomar Transient Factory survey: A real-time streak-detection system

@article{Waszczak2016SmallNA,
  title={Small near-Earth asteroids in the Palomar Transient Factory survey: A real-time streak-detection system},
  author={Adam Waszczak and Thomas. A. Prince and Russ R. Laher and Frank J. Masci and Brian D. Bue and U. D. Rebbapragada and Tom A. Barlow and Jason Surace and George Helou and Shrinivas R. Kulkarni},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2016}
}
Near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) in the 1-100 meter size range are estimated to be $\sim$1,000 times more numerous than the $\sim$15,000 currently-catalogued NEAs, most of which are in the 0.5-10 kilometer size range. Impacts from 10-100 meter size NEAs are not statistically life-threatening but may cause significant regional damage, while 1-10 meter size NEAs with low velocities relative to Earth are compelling targets for space missions. We describe the implementation and initial results of a real… 
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