The LIncoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) project is a cooperative project between the United States Air Force, NASA, and MIT's Lincoln Laboratory for the systematic discovery and tracking of near-Earth asteroids. LINEAR is responsible for the majority of asteroid detections since 1998. As of December 31, 2007[update], LINEAR had detected 226,193 new objects of which at least 2019 were near-Earth asteroids and 236 were comets. All of LINEAR's discoveries were made using robotic telescopes.
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