Tagged: Asteroid

VueToo – Asteroid 2012 DA14 Situation Page

VueTOO is offering LIVE coverage of the Asteroid as it passes.



Animated Set of Three Images shown from Feb 14 observation by the Faulkes Telescope South in Australia.


Here’s the viewing schedule:

Noon ET: NASA plans to start streaming near-real-time imagery of the asteroid’s flyby, as provided by telescopes in Australia and Europe, weather permitting. Watch JPL video on Ustream.

2 p.m. ET: To mark the time of closest encounter, NASA will present a half-hour program with commentary from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The show will feature computer animations as well as any live or near-real-time imagery that becomes available from telescopes in Australia. Watch video on NASA.gov or Ustream. (NBCNews.com also plans to stream the show.)

3:15 p.m. ET: The Bareket Observatory in Israel says it will air a three-hour webcast featuring imagery from the flyby. Static images of the asteroid and its celestial surroundings will be refreshed every 30 to 60 seconds. Watch Bareket’s webcast.

5 p.m. ET: The Virtual Telescope Project 2.0 will present live video of the asteroid flyby from a telescope in Italy, weather permitting. Video site: Watch Virtual Telescope Project’s webcast.

6 p.m. ET: Weather permitting, the Clay Center Observatory in Massachusetts will stream real-time, high-definition video from 6 p.m. ET until 4 a.m. ET Saturday. Watch Clay Center video on Ustream.

9 p.m. ET: Slooh Space Camera plans to present several live shows about the asteroid flyby, accompanied by expert commentary. Weather permitting, imagery will be beamed to Slooh HQ from telescopes on the Canary Islands and in Arizona. Watch the show on Slooh.com.

9 p.m. ET: A video feed of the flyby from a telescope at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will be streamed for three hours. During the live-streaming event, viewers can ask researchers questions about the flyby via Twitter or the Ustream chat window. Watch Marshall’s Ustream channel.
Source: NBCNews, VueToo

Asteroids and Comets

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Ok so with all of the latest weather events and quakes in my region.  Many DOOM and GLOOM prophets are saying we are about to get smacked by an ASTEROID next.  Well NASA has it’s eye on this latest one.  Tracking it and showing it’s trajectory.  True it will be inside the MOONS Orbit but the Moon nor the Earth will be impacted by this passing event Asteroids and Comets – NASA.  Now that we have calmed chicken littles fears that the sky is indeed falling.  Let’s take a look at a list of what is actually up there and being tracked as NEAR Earth impactors.

NASA’s Near Earth Object Program has a large list of objects that each could impact the earth in a major way.  This is by no means the TOTAL list of all objects, as no national budget could chart every object that might go bump in the night with our planet.  I do however think it’s a very good list even if Hollywood would like you to think it’s not paying attention to the big one.

A big plus in NASA’s favor as well is the number of other countries looking to the skys as well as the long list of amateur astronomy folks around the world with eyes aloft as well.  Some have even tracked unknown and unlisted military birds.

So what’s my point?  Rest easy, this one’s gonna miss us.  If your a christian, “No Man knows the hour.”