Tuesday, June 28, 2011

We were almost hit...

...by a Winnebago!

You can also find pictures of the asteroid (<--warning: have to watch an ad first) but don't get your hopes up about seeing something like Saturn's moons or that Armageddon rock.
The asteroid was discovered four days before non-impact and passed below the GPS satellites. Pretty cool.
Shortly after, the flyby was followed by an odd, plaid patterned aurora australis. And some southern radio telescopes report capturing data that sounded like "Looone Sssstaaaaar".

And we have another, larger, one coming by in November that is also supposed to miss, by a larger distance. Which is good because that one's 400 meters long.

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