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Comment by AtheistTech on September 26, 2011 at 12:17am
Comment by George on December 23, 2010 at 5:07am
Milky Way timelapse

Comment by George on October 8, 2010 at 11:47pm
@Sarah

That is pretty cool.


From 17 miles up
Comment by Sarah Walton on October 8, 2010 at 8:41pm
Comment by The Big Blue Frog on September 24, 2010 at 4:53pm
I saw it as it was rising last night. Didn't get out after dark to look at it. It was only 6 hours off of the equinox, IIRC.
Comment by Sarah Walton on September 24, 2010 at 4:41pm
Anyone see the Harvest Moon?
Comment by George on September 8, 2010 at 2:56am
Two asteroids to pass near earth today

Wired.com: Asteroid Double Whammy Near Earth Wednesday

Get out your telescopes! Two small asteroids will come within moon distance of Earth Wednesday.

The first, asteroid 2010 RX30, will come within 154,100 miles of Earth — about 60 percent of the Earth-moon distance — at 5:51 a.m. EDT (1251 UT). This asteroid is estimated to be about 42 feet across.

The second, 2010 RF12, will come almost 12 hours later, at 5:12 p.m. EDT (0012 UT Thursday). It will swing by Earth at just 20 percent the Earth-moon distance, or 47,845 miles. 2010 RF12 is even smaller, only about 23 feet across.
Comment by Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! on August 20, 2010 at 12:12am
Comment by George on April 8, 2010 at 6:18pm
@Grundgetta
Newfound Asteroid Will Fly Close by Earth Thursday (space.com)

The asteroid will pass 9/10ths of the distance between the earth and the moon - 223,000 miles - so I would say no.
Comment by Stephen Goldin on April 8, 2010 at 3:56pm
I tend to think that, with an object that small, you'd do much better to clothe your eyes (say, in a telescope).
 

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