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NASA recognizes discovery made by RVC students

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Evelyn Pulkowski Evelyn Pulkowski
Matthew Kelley Matthew Kelley
Zachary Harker Zachary Harker
Dr. Richard Ross - RVC Astronomy Teacher Dr. Richard Ross - RVC Astronomy Teacher

ROCKFORD (WREX) -  Three Rock Valley College Astronomy students caught the attention of NASA for what they discovered.

Evelyn Pulkowski, Matthew Kelley, and Zachary Harker received certificates of appreciation from NASA and the Astronomical Research Institute for finding a previously unknown asteroid near Earth.

Once discovered and confirmed, NASA tracks each case like this and determines the potential risk of impact or collision with Earth.

The students are part of Dr. Richard Ross's astronomy classes at Rock Valley College.

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