Tuesday, January 29, 2008

First Blurry Pictures of Near-Miss Asteroid Released

Astronomers have obtained the first images of an asteroid that made its closest approach to Earth on Tuesday, showing the space rock is lopsided. The new images, was taken with the Goldstone Solar System Radar Telescope in California's Mojave Desert. At its nearest, asteroid 2007 TU24 reached an approximate apparent magnitude 10.3, or about 50 times fainter than an object visible to the naked eye in a clear, dark sky.

Thanks to Shaun Saunders for the update
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