Neos module

NEO stans for near-Earth object. These bodies are generally asteroids or coments such that because of their orbits could be close into Earth’s surroundings. NEOs can be classified into:

  • Meteroids: with a diameter lower than 50 meters
  • Near Earth Comets (NEC): with orbital period lower than 200 years
  • Near Earth Asteroid (NEA): most of NEO objects are in this category

poliastro.neos was developed as a result for the SOCIS 2017 Edition. It works by sending a request to and NASANeo webpage downloading all the parameters that define the orbit of the body. This means that Internet conection is required to accomplish this task.