Background Image

Asteroid Toutatis Slowly Tumbles by Earth

14/12/2012

Asteroid Toutatis Slowly Tumbles by Earth

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., have generated a series of radar data images of a three-mile-long (4.8-kilometer) asteroid that made its closest approach to Earth on Dec. 12, 2012. The radar data images of asteroid Toutatis have been assembled into a short movie, available online at: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=157006881.

    HISTÓRICO