Space agencies track trajectory of approaching asteroid

Asteroid 2012 TC4 hasn't been seen since its last brush with our planet five years ago, but calculations of its trajectory told astronomers that it would return in October 2017. Right on cue, the building-sized space rock has now emerged from the darkness of space, as it hurtles towards the Earth. NASA and the ESA plan to use it as a test run for the international Planetary Defense network, and have now been able to calculate its trajectory... Continue Reading Space agencies track trajectory of approaching asteroid Category: Space Tags: Asteroid ESA NASA Near Earth object Telescope University of Maryland Very Large Telescope Related Articles: Starlight found to be a key ingredient in forming the stuff of life DARPA wants ideas for imaging distant satellites from Earth Solar telescope recovered after a year

Space agencies track trajectory of approaching asteroid

Asteroid 2012 TC4 hasn't been seen since its last brush with our planet five years ago, but calculations of its trajectory told astronomers that it would return in October 2017. Right ...

Sun 13 Aug 17 from Gizmag

Asteroid to shave past Earth inside Moon orbit: ESA

An asteroid the size of a house will shave past Earth at a distance of some 44,000 kilometres (27,300 miles) in October, inside the Moon's orbit, astronomers said Thursday.

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Phys.org

Asteroid will pass 'damn close' to Earth in October

Scientist have tracked a space rock 2012 TC4, using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile, for the first time in five years after it disappeared in 2012. ...

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

What would happen is asteroid TC4 did hit Earth

According to NASA, asteroid 2012 TC4 will skim past Earth on October 12. It it did hit Earth, it could be more devastating than the 18-meter asteroid that hit Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013, ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

Earth-buzzing asteroid spotted ahead of its October arrival - CNET

Scientists are excited about studying the close encounter with the asteroid, which will come within 27,300 miles of us.

Thu 10 Aug 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

Protecting the planet from large meteor strikes

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Fri 11 Aug 17 from The Engineer

Small asteroid to pass between Earth and the moon

An asteroid measuring between 49 and 98 feet wide will pass within a few thousand miles of Earth on Oct. 12, according to NASA scientists.

Thu 10 Aug 17 from UPI

Approaching Asteroid

Operations image of the week: an international campaign has revealed that an asteroid will come within 43 000 km of our planet in October, providing a rare opportunity for ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from ESA

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Asteroid 2012 TC4 will fly past Earth in October 2017

Paris (ESA) Aug 14, 2017 A small asteroid flying past Earth on 12 October will provide scientists with a valuable opportunity to learn more about its orbit and composition. The campaign will ...

Tue 15 Aug 17 from SpaceDaily

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