Monday, October 31, 2022

Largest Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Detected in Eight Years | NOIRLab

Largest Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Detected in Eight Years | NOIRLab

Cosmoview Episode 56: Twilight observations with the US Department of Energy-fabricated Dark Energy Camera at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, a Program of the National Science Foundation's NOIRLab, have enabled astronomers to spot three near-Earth asteroids (NEA) hiding in the glare of the Sun. These NEAs are part of an elusive population that lurks inside the orbits of Earth and Venus. One of the asteroids is the largest object that is potentially hazardous to Earth to be discovered in the last eight years.


Credit:

Images and Videos: DOE/FNAL/DECam/CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva/Spaceengine, D. Munizaga, T. Puzia (PUC), NASA, European Space Agency (ESA)/Hubble/L. Cal├žada/M. Kornmesser, N. Bartmann

Duration: 1 minute, 17 seconds

Release Date: Oct. 31, 2022


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