Asteroid 2012 TC4 close approach: online, live event!

The near-Earth asteroid 2012 TC4 imaged at the Virtual Telescope

The near-Earth asteroid 2012 TC4 imaged at the Virtual Telescope

Next 12 Oct. 2012, at 05:17 UT, the asteroid 2012 TC4 will reach a minimum distance from the Earth of less than 100.000km, about 0.2 times the distance of the Moon.

It will be a very nice opportunity to see an asteroid brushing our planet.

Of course, there are no risks for our planet.

The Virtual Telescope Project is proud to offer a FREE, live event, online, covering the close approach: real-time images will be broadcasted through the Virtual Telescope’s WebTV, with the live commentary of the astrophysicist Gianluca Masi, PhD.

The online event will be in English.





Near-Earth asteroid 2012 TC4: orbit

Near-Earth asteroid 2012 TC4: orbit

The event is scheduled  on on Oct. 11 at 19:30 Universal Time.

Save the date and enjoy this amazing cosmic show!






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6 Responses

  1. Fausta says:

    Ho preso nota, spero di esserci

  2. Anja Volb says:

    Hallo, weiß man, aus was für einem Material der Asteroid 2012 TC4 besteht?
    Könnte es passieren, dass der Asteroid aufgrund der massiven Einwirkungen durch die Erdanziehungskraft ausseinander bricht und sich somit Flugbahn usw. verändert?
    Lieben Gruß,

    • Gianluca Masi says:

      kann es ein steiniger oder Ironie Objekt sein. Das Objekt wird uns ohne Risiko verlassen

  3. simon says:

    I would like to know the exact time we can see it in the united kingdom please.

  4. darren says:

    Hi sorry you wont see it in the united kingdom as it has all ready gone past at at 05:17am this morning

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