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Number of NEOs detected by various projects
      LINEAR
      NEAT
      Spacewatch
      LONEOS
      Catalina Sky Survey
      Pan-STARRS
      NEOWISE
      other

The Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) project is a collaboration of the United States Air Force, NASA, and the MIT's Lincoln Laboratory for the systematic discovery and tracking of near-Earth asteroids. LINEAR was responsible for the majority of asteroid detections from 1998 until it was overtaken by the Catalina Sky Survey in 2005.<ref name=NEO-STATS /> As of 15 September 2011, LINEAR had detected 231,082 new objects, of which at least 2,423 were near-Earth asteroids and 279 were comets.<ref name=LINEAR /> The instruments used by the LINEAR program are located at the Lincoln Laboratory's site on the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) near Socorro, New Mexico.


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