Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Watch Video of 2012 DA 14 (UPDATED With Radar)

Hey Space Placers!

Here is a link about some observations of last Friday's close flyby of 2012 DA 14.

Read about  and see video of it http://www.noao.edu/news/2013/pr1302.php

There will be more in the coming weeks about this historic flyby as well as the meteorite impact in Chelyabinsk. We will have a very complete look at 2012 DA 14 from all of the optical and radio observations. And if meteorites are found in Russia from  last Friday's impact, it will help add to our knowledge and planetary defense.

UPDATED: Here are the first radar images https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy0p0D3h9iA&feature=player_embedded  

It is obvious that the asteroid is spinning and is irregular is shape. More data and clean up of it will give us a better view in the near future.

Sky Guy in VA

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