Hercules A

Hercules A
Radio-Optical View of the Galaxy Hercules A - Many thanks to: NASA, ESA, S. Baum and C. O'Dea (RIT), R. Perley and W. Cotton (NRAO/AUI/NSF), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Friday, February 15, 2013

2012 DA14 asteroid flyby, 2013 February 15

The asteroid was discovered on February 23, 2012, by the Observatorio Astronomico de La Sagra Sky Survey, from Andalucia in southern Spain:


The Goldstone California 70 meter NASA antenna is expected to produce a radar 3 dimensional movie mapping the asteroid from all sides.

The Jansky 27 antenna Very Large Array in New Mexico, and the Arecibo 1000 foot radio telescope will also participate in the radar observations.