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    Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 1995 CR and near-Earth asteroid 2014 CR close encounters: online event (21 Feb. 2014)

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    Potentially hazardous asteroid 1995 CR and near-Earth asteroid 2014 CR: 20 Feb. 2014

    Potentially hazardous asteroid 1995 CR and near-Earth asteroid 2014 CR: 20 Feb. 2014

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    At Virtual Telescope we have been sharing close approaching asteroids so often, but for the first time we are going to share two of these intriguing rock on the same night!

    Next  21 Feb. 2014 at 11:08 UT, the Potentially Hazardous asteroid 1995CR (recently recovered), with a diameter of about 210 meters, will reach a minimum distance from the Earth of less than 3 millions of km (7.6 times the mean distance of the Moon).  A few days later, on 24 Feb. at 00:21 UT, near-Earth Asteroid 2014 CR, with a estimated diameter of about 130 meters, will transit a bit farthest, at  8.3 lunar distances.

    Quite curiously, on the 20 Feb evening. they will be visible from Europe in the same portion of the sky, among the stars of Ursa Major, within a few degrees. And that night you can see them live, online, thanks to our technology! NB: because of the weather, we rescheduled this live feed for 21 Feb. 201, at 20.00 UT.

    Our robotic telescopes will show both of them: we will jump back and forth from one to the other, tracking them during their close approach.

    The online, free session is scheduled for 21 Feb. 2014, starting at 20:00 UT.

    To join, you just need to enter, at the date and time above, our webTV page here!


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