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 Post subject: Asteroid 2014 JO25
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:35 pm 
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This 650 metres wide asteroid, known as "The Rock" after a prominent wrestler, passes within 4.6 moon distances of Earth today at 1.24 pm BST.
The object is visible in amateur equipment. It won't return for another 500 years.

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 Post subject: Re: Asteroid 2014 JO25
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:54 pm 
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Missed it.

I'll try again next time.

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 Post subject: Re: Asteroid 2014 JO25
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:53 pm 
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Keep taking the vitamins David, 500 years is a long time to wait for the asteroid to return :wink: It's now passing through Ursa Major .

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 Post subject: Re: Asteroid 2014 JO25
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:25 pm 
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With an orbital period of 2.97 years, it will be back a lot sooner than 500 years.
A return in 2020 will be a lot further away than this year.


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 Post subject: Re: Asteroid 2014 JO25
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In which case David only needs to stick with the Gaviscon syrup.

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 Post subject: Re: Asteroid 2014 JO25
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I sometimes use the Aniseed flavour one.

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 Post subject: Re: Asteroid 2014 JO25
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:30 pm 
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It's a peanut! Some radar images on todays spaceweather.com
http://www.spaceweather.com/

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