Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Astronomer captures asteroid's close pass

 Click here for movie. Credit: Patrick Wiggins, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador to Utah.

Amateur astronomer Patrick Wiggins from Utah captured impressive images of asteroid 2010 TD54 that passed the Earth with just 46,000 kilometres to spare on Tuesday. 

The asteroid, estimated to be around seven metres in diameter, was discovered on 9 October by the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona as part of routine monitoring of the skies. 

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