Friday, April 15, 2011

Spinning Asteroid Flyby

Source - Space Weather News for April 15, 2011:

SPINNING ASTEROID FLYBY: A 50-meter asteroid is flying past the Earth-Moon system on April 15th. There's no danger of a collision, but the 50-meter space rock is remarkable. It is elongated and spinning, which causes the asteroid to flash like a strobe light in amateur telescopes. Video and observing tips are highlighted on today's edition of

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