Tag Archive | Asteroid

Astronomer spots asteroid smashing into the Moon (September 11, 2013)

…………….the biggest lunar impact by a space rock ever recorded. ……..
There is a 13 second video in the article. To read the article go to
http://www.sott.net/article/274490-Astronomer-spots-asteroid-smashing-into-the-Moon

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Huge asteroid 324 Bamberga makes a return visit to Earth’s neighborhood on Friday the 13th

……………. 324 Bamberga reaches opposition this week in the constellation Pisces on (friggatriskaidekaphobics take note) Friday the 13th at 2PM EDT/16:00 Universal Time.
About 230 kilometres in size, 324 Bamberga reaches 0.81 astronomical units from the Earth this week. No other asteroid so large gets so close. Discovered on February 25th, 1892 by Johann Palisa, 324 Bamberga only reaches a favorable opposition once every 22 years……..
To read the article go to
http://www.sott.net/article/266149-Huge-asteroid-324-Bamberga-makes-a-return-visit-to-Earths-neighborhood-on-Friday-the-13th

WE LIVE IN A COSMIC SHOOTING GALLERY

In this new video from Big Think, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says he’s almost embarrassed for our species that it takes a warning shot across our bow before legislators take seriously the warning they’ve been getting from astronomers that its a matter of when not if Earth will get smacked by an asteroid. Read More…

Images & Animations of 2012 DA14 Close Approach

Asteroid 2012 DA14 had a close approach with Earth at 1925 UT on 2013 Feb. 15. at about 0.09 LD (Lunar Distances = ~384,000 kilometers) or 0.0002 AU (1 AU = ~150 million kilometers). For more info about this asteroid and its close approach see our previous post. Read More…