YEIHT POST/September 3, 2005
Recently, the officers from IAU said, the discoverers can own the object he or she had discovered. Of course, this will interested more people to find new objects.
Kent Booth of IAU said, if the survey of which has made discovery agree, those who cannot named the object but discover it, can own the object, as well. It's a good news for those who work day and night among the survey pics from SPACEWATCH, NEAT, etc.
There're many asteroids in our solar system, and most of them are very small. Some scientists think those which had been discovered even could not reach the 1/1,000 of the total.