Definitions for "118401 LINEAR"
LINEAR (provisional designation ) is an asteroid and main-belt comet (176P/LINEAR, also known as LINEAR 52) which was discovered by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) 1-metre telescopes in Socorro, New Mexico on September 7, 1999. (118401) LINEAR was discovered to be cometary on November 26, 2005, by Henry H. Hsieh and David C. Jewitt as part of the Hawaii Trails project using the Gemini North 8-m telescope on Mauna Kea and was confirmed by the University of Hawaii's 2.2-m (88-in) telescope on December 24-27, 2005, and Gemini on December 29, 2005.