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06 June 2014

'Beast' Asteroid 2014 HQ124 Flyby 08JUN2014 (VIDEO)

'Beast' Asteroid 2014 HQ124 Flyby 08JUN2014
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'Beast' Asteroid To Fly By Earth Sunday, June 8 (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
Earth is in for a close call this week. Well, not too close. A massive asteroid nicknamed "The Beast" is set to fly by Earth on Sunday, June 8, shortly before 2 a.m. EDT at a distance of three lunar lengths, at least 716,500 miles from Earth. Asteroid 2014 HQ124 was first spotted by NASA's…...

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"The Beast" Potentially Hazardous Asteroid to Fly By Earth Sunday, June 8
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Tracking Near-Earth Asteroid 2014 HQ124
Posted on YouTube by Slooh   14,148 views
Streamed live on Jun 5, 2014
Discovered on April 23rd by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), Near Earth-Asteroid 2014 HQ124, now nicknamed "The Beast", with an estimated diameter of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier (325 Meters / 1066 feet) and traveling at approximately 31,000 MPH (14 km/s), will race by Earth this week at a worrisome three lunar distances away.
Slooh will cover The Beast live on Thursday, June 5th starting at 11:30 AM PDT / 2:30 PM EDT / 18:30 UTC - International Times:http://goo.gl/0iYDxR . Slooh will broadcast the event live from Australia, featuring time lapse imagery from Slooh's newly renovated robotic observatory in Chile.
Viewers can watch the live asteroid broadcast free on Slooh.com. The image stream will be accompanied by discussions led by Slooh host, Geoff Fox, Slooh astronomer, Bob Berman, Slooh friend, Dr. Mark Boslough, an expert on planetary impacts and global catastrophes and frequent participant on many science TV documentaries. Viewers can follow updates on the show by using the hashtag #Sloohbeast.

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1 comment:

Chris T said...

There was a small cluster of "shooting stars" across the southern part of Australia last night around 2 A.M. I personally witnessed 5 in the space of 30 minutes. They were very bright, but short lived, only lasting 2-4 seconds. Perhaps small pieces of space debris associated with "The Beast".