Thursday, 6 March 2014
Live Happening Now. Watch an Asteroid passing by Earth right now.
Discovered on February 28th, 2014, Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) 2014 DX110 will pass within .9 lunar distances of the Earth on Wednesday, March 5. Slooh will attempt to track* during closest approach starting at 1 PM PST / 4 PM EST / 21 UTC - international times http://goo.gl/9Eg9A9 - Slooh Host and Observatory Director Paul Cox will host the 15 minute broadcast. Cox will explain the difficulties in finding and completing the necessary research to accurately determine an asteroids orbit in prelude to our major broadcast this Sunday, March 9th with the Minor Planet Center.
PLEASE NOTE: with a current orbit uncertainty rating of 7 coupled with its small size, location, and incredible rate of motion, there is a high probability we will not capture the asteroid during the broadcast. But given its proximity to Earth and timing with the CU13 broadcast, we wanted to try to image it for the public during its close-approach.