Near-Earth Asteroid 2003 DZ15 close encounter: 24 hours to the closest approach
24 hours before its close encounter, the PlaneWave 17″ robotic unit imaged the near-Earth asteroid 2003 DZ15 while it was “running2 across the stars.
The picture above shows very well how fast this rock is apparently moving: the telescope tracked the asteroid, so the stars look like trails, with the minor planet perfectly “frozen” in the center.
The Virtual Telescope project will offer a live, online event to spy this asteroid while close to us, next 29 July 2013!
Support The Virtual Telescope Project!
If everyone reading this right now would donate something, our fundraiser would be done in a few days. Please, donate and receive unique, LIMITED EDITION set of images of the Chinese CZ-5B falling rocket, captured from Rome, images of the International Space Station above Rome and more, specifically made for supporters like you!
donate now (you can adjust the amount later)