Friday, April 4, 2014

Asteroid 2014 GN1-Very close encounter April 6

Near-Earth asteroid 2014 GN1: orbital position, 6 Apr. 2014
Definition/Description for SBDB Parameter/Field
Title:condition code    7
Description:orbit uncertainty estimate 0-9, with 0 being good, and 9 being highly uncertain

On April 6, 2014, at 10:25 UT, the 50-meters large asteroid 2014 GN1 will made a very close approach with the Earth, reaching a minimum distance of less than 930.000 km, that is 2.44 lunar distances.

Of course, this is a very safe distance, but still a very spectacular circumstance, so the Virtual Telescope Project will offer a live, online event sharing real-time images of 2014 GN1 with live commentary by our scientific staff.

The online, free session is scheduled for 6 Apr. 2014, starting at 00:00 UT.

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