Sunday, January 27, 2008

Here comes NEA 2007 TU24!

First amateur images of the Near Earth Asteroid approaching Earth have been published, e.g. on where it is shown at 16th mag. While the brightness will grow to 10.3 mag. on January 30, one day after closest approach, the high angular speed and proximity to Earth (parallax!) will make observations difficult. Mass media coverage is on the increase, however, with recent articles in the Star Bulletin, the German Press Agency, the Times and Sky & Tel. Or watch an entertaining video lecture on the non-danger posed by the thing ...

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