Created: 07/01/2014 6:35 PM
By: Eddie Garcia, KOB Eyewitness News
Tuesday was the 1st anniversary of the tragedy in Arizona that took the life of 19 firefighters.
In a small way to honor the sacrifices of these men and their families, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey operating at Apache Point observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico, discovered many asteroids in our own solar system. With the discovery comes the right to name the asteroids once their orbits have been precisely determined. Over the last year, an asteroid for each of the 19 firefighters lost in the Yarnell fire was named.
The basic data and citation for each of these asteroids can be found by going to the web site http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi and searching for either the number or the name.