Thursday, June 14, 2012

Picture of Asteroid LZ1 from SLOOH SpaceCamera

I grabbed this screenshot of Asteroid LZ1 from the SLOOH SpaceCamera live streaming event going on right now. They are saying the asteroid has the apparent brightness of the dwarf planet Pluto in the sky, and was only discovered a few days ago. The asteroid is the little white dot traveling 10 miles per second, and the lines are star trails.

Asteroid LZ1 from the SLOOH SpaceCamera

Asteroid LZ1 from the SLOOH SpaceCamera

Cool stuff! I learned about the asteroid from @TravelinMike and the post on Mashable but I figured I would need a membership to see the asteroid. I was pleasantly surprised the show was free, and I'll certainly check back with SLOOH for more of their events.

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