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Asteroid 2014 RC flyby on Sunday

Asteroid 2014 RC flyby on Sunday

If you haven’t heard, a Near Earth Object (NEO) asteroid (named asteroid 2014 RC) was detected this week and will be making a close approach on Sunday, September 7.  Based on information I saw on CNN about the flyby; I … Continue reading

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2012 DA14 asteroid animation

2012 DA14 asteroid animation

On February 15, a 45-meter wide asteroid known as “2012 DA14” will pass within 20,000 miles of Earth, which is approximately 1/12th of the way to the Moon and well within range of many Earth-orbiting satellites. While scientists don’t anticipate … Continue reading

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Asteroid 2005 YU55 Close Approach Video

Asteroid 2005 YU55 Close Approach Video

Today the asteroid 2005 YU55 is passing closer to the Earth than the Moon’s orbit. We loaded the ephemeris provided by NASA JPL into STK and created an animation of the event. If you want the VDF for use in … Continue reading

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