Asteroid Flyby


Monday, January 28th 2008, 5:05 pm
By: News On 6


Asteroid 2007 TU24 is flying past Earth this week at a distance of only 334,000 miles (1.4 lunar distances).  NASA radars tracking the asteroid confirm that there is no danger of a collision, but it will be close enough for amateur astronomers to photograph through mid-sized backyard telescopes. At closest approach on January 29th, the asteroid will glide through the constellations Andromeda and Cassiopeia glowing like a 10th magnitude star.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for celestial coordinates and a low-resolution radar image of the approaching rock.