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Asteroid 433 Eros

posted Feb 16, 2012, 10:01 AM by Marc Berthoud   [ updated Oct 20, 2012, 2:46 PM ]
This February, asteroid 433 Eros is visiting the Earth, passing "only" 70 times further than the Moon. Eros is the largest near-earth asteroid.

Yerkes astronomers observed it on February 8th using the Yerkes 24 inch telescope. The attached movie covers about 2 hours.
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Marc Berthoud,
Feb 16, 2012, 10:01 AM