Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Asteroid 2007 TU24 caught passing close to galaxy Messier 33
One astrophotographer succeeded in catching the trail of fast-moving NEA 2007 TU24 close to the spiral galaxy M 33. Tonight its path will take it close to the galaxies M 81 and 82! (The map was calculated for Germany; the hourly tick marks started at 16:00 UTC on top.) News coverage has 'taken off' now around the world (while some pseudoscientists have blown it again :-) and should do so once more: when better radar images become available.