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The astronomer, Richard Miles, made his exciting discovery on Tuesday 29th April using the Faulkes Telescope South, which he operated remotely via the Internet from his home in Dorset. Confirmation of his discovery was formally announced by the International Astronomical Union on Thursday 22nd May. The previous record holder was asteroid 2000 DO8, discovered eight years ago and found to rotate once every 78 seconds.
Two leading schools in the Faulkes Telescope Project have collaborated in a year long videoconferencing project on disease dynamics with a team of mathematicans and staff from the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University.