Skip to comments.Live Webcast Helps Track Large Newfound Asteroid Tonight: How to Watch (Slooh.com)
Posted on 03/09/2014 4:23:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
An asteroid at least the size of a 60-story building will make a distant flyby of Earth this week, and you watch astronomers track the space rock tonight (March 9) in a live webcast, weather permitting. The asteroid poses no threat to Earth.
The online Slooh community observatory will host the free webcast at 10 p.m. EDT (0200 GMT) to track asteroid 2014 CU13, a space rock about 623 feet (190 meters) wide discovered on Feb. 11 that will pass Earth at a range of about eight times the distance between Earth and the moon on Tuesday (March 11). The average Earth-moon distance is about 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers), so eight lunar distances is about 1.9 million miles (3 million km).
You can watch the asteroid webcast live on the Slooh website, with streaming views from Slooh's remotely operated telescope in the Canary Islands, off the west coast of Africa. You can watch the asteroid webcast live on Space.com here.
"Slooh is featuring 2014 CU13 in a live broadcast from its flagship observatory at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands on Sunday, March 9th
in order to call attention to this asteroid so that amateur astronomers will help further pinpoint its orbit," Slooh officials said in a statement. ...
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
WATCH LIVE TONIGHT @ 10 pm ET: Asteroid 2014 CU13 Webcast by Slooh Observatory
online Slooh community observatory
No threat is posed. PhotoOPbama
Biden are vacationing!!
Party like it’s 1999 Baby!!!
It`s too eff`n cold to go outside to look for space boulders.
Seems to be a lot of these lately. Anyone say if this will continue?
If the Hopis are right, we’re stew meat .. ya never know.
It will continue until we eliminate our greenhouse emissions. < /lib>
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Is this the asteroid which an astronomer wanted to name after Trayvon Martin??????
And although the asteroid is no threat to Earth or the Moon it makes a pass 232,800 miles from our natural satellite one hour and 22 minutes after its closest passage from the Earth the asteroid is currently listed on NASAs risk page for a 1 in 10,000,000 chance of impact with Earth on March 4th, 2046.
Oh Noes, another we’re all gonna die moment. Has the usual suspect chimed in on this yet?
Pretty good odds — compared to Publisher’s Clearing House.
Haven’t checked if stoner voice has posted a video about this yet.