Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Asteroid flies by close to Earth see movie of it

Small asteroids are important because if they come close and hit the Earth (like one thought to have killed off the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago) it would not be good for us for several reasons.
(****If you don't see this window in the 4/18 issue of spaceweather look in the archives)
(Must have or get Windows Media Player to view)
Students will
(E.O.A.S.1) View the video and sumarize what they see.
(E.O.A.S.2) Describe the steps that would happen if a small or large asteroid would hit in the ocean or on land.
(E.O.A.S.3) Discover more about the theory and validation how an asteroid hit the Earth 65 millions years ago and what possibly happened with the dinosaurs.

See a movie of ASTEROID 2007 HA: Watch this movie. It shows asteroid 2007 HA flying past Earth yesterday 2.5 million kilometers away.
Amateur astronomer Greg Selleck filmed the flyby from his home in Madison, Wisconsin.
At 13th magnitude ( visible with naked eye is 6th magnitude)
the space rock was an easy target for large backyard telescopes.
It is amazing that this asteroid was only discovered 2 days ago by the
MIT's LINEAR special telescopic survey on April 16th.

more on this asteroid

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