Images of the asteroid Toutatis revealed by NASA

karasiwo23 By karasiwo23, 13th Dec 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The giant rock, 4.6 kilometers long and 1.9 kilometers wide, rose to 7 million miles of our planet
The asteroid Toutatis, which was discovered in 1989 by astronomers, made ​​its closest approach to Earth in four years on Wednesday and revealed NASA images obtained by the Goldstone radar.

Length of 4.5 km, Toutatis is one of the largest known potentially hazardous asteroids



Images of the asteroid Toutatis revealed by NASA

The giant rock, 4.6 kilometers long and 1.9 kilometers wide, rose to 7 million miles of our planet
The asteroid Toutatis, which was discovered in 1989 by astronomers, made ​​its closest approach to Earth in four years on Wednesday and revealed NASA images obtained by the Goldstone radar.
Goldstone could reveal details never before seen on the surface of the asteroid. With the new system, we can now take a picture of the asteroid's surface with a resolution of 2-5 times thinner than previous flybys,

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
13th Dec 2012 (#)

If you are going to talk about images then you should put some here, or at least provide a link!

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author avatar karasiwo23
14th Dec 2012 (#)

thanks for your comment , image and links uploaded :)

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author avatar vpaulose
14th Dec 2012 (#)

Good info, thanks Karasiwo.

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author avatar karasiwo23
14th Dec 2012 (#)

Thanks Mr.vpaulose for your comment

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