Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 17, 2012

Asteroid Flyby Happening Now

Sky and Telescope reports that, Eros, the first near-earth asteroid, discovered by humans is now visible. It will brightest from January 25 to February 13th. It is closest to earth on January 31, which will be about seventy times the distance to the moon. This is the closest Eros will be to Earth since January 1975 and its last close pass until January 2056. To learn more about Eros and see a chart showing Eros’s path across the sky go to Sky and Telescope A Rare Flyby of Asteroid Eros


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  1. Maybe there will be a spike in child conceptions on the 31st? 🙂

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