[meteorite-list] Asteroid Flyby Tonight: How To Watch 4179 Toutatis Pass Earth

From: Don Merchant <dmerchan_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:32:05 -0500
Message-ID: <000501cdd7ef$5acb9760$6401a8c0_at_donaldmerchant>

Discovered in 1989, asteroid 4179 Toutatis is classed as a Potentially
Hazardous Asteroid. On this approach to Earth, Toutatis will pass within 4.3
million miles - that's very close in astronomical terms for an object that
is 3.4 miles in diameter!

Hi List. For those interested there will be a large asteroid (4179 Toutatis)
that will make a close flyby of Earth over the next few days. Here is a link
so you can read the details:

Here is the link so you can watch via webcast Toutatis views from a scope in
the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa beginning at 3 p.m. EST
(2000 GMT) today (Dec. 11). Another show will follow at 10 p.m. EST tonight
(0300 GMT Wednesday), with footage from an instrument in Arizona:

Don Merchant
Founder-Cosmic Treasures Celestial Wonders
IMCA #0960
Received on Tue 11 Dec 2012 05:32:05 PM PST

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