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http://www.space.com/18009-meteorite-collectors-public-lands-rules.html

 

For the ones that do hit the Earth your going have to lean over your property line and catch them before they fall on government land if you want to keep them :rolleyes: .

 

http://www.space.com/18010-tractor-trailer-sized-asteroid-to-buzz-by-earth-video.html

 

http://www.space.com/18020-private-asteorid-hunting-telescope-sentinel.html

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Well, if we hadn't messed with things we don't fully understand we would still be sititing in dank caves without the benefit of fire. What makes us human is messing with things we don't fully understa

https://www.universetoday.com/140108/the-death-comet-will-pass-by-earth-just-after-halloween/   You have to admit, you don't see something that looks like this whizzing by our planet every day.

Impressive projection estimate LaurieAG, well done.   I also feel that humanity could accomplish much more if we worked at Science together and held it above politics. From my understanding China has

http://www.space.com/18009-meteorite-collectors-public-lands-rules.html

 

For the ones that do hit the Earth your going have to lean over your property line and catch them before they fall on government land if you want to keep them :rolleyes: .

 

http://www.space.com/18010-tractor-trailer-sized-asteroid-to-buzz-by-earth-video.html

 

http://www.space.com/18020-private-asteorid-hunting-telescope-sentinel.html

 

this has always been the case. cutting to the chase, if you find a meteorite on government land, photograph it, get a gps point, and leave it there. then take the photo and description to the government rep and make your deal in writing BEFORE you tell where it is. you might negotiate a fee, a sample of it, or both. i think the university of arizona is the contact point.

 

we have a thread on meteorites with this info and more. >> Meteorites

 

duck & cover! :rainumbrella:

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http://www.space.com/18829-3-mile-long-asteroid-snapped-by-online-telescope-video.html

 

I don't think this one is that close, but in the model they show above it sure looks close.

 

Model? All I see at that link is a video of the asteroid moving, taken by a conventional telescope. Nothing modeled there. :reallyconfused:

 

According to Spaceweather.com, asteroid 4179 Toutatis is 7 million kilometers away. (4.2 million miles) They also have a "closeup" of the rock taken using radar. :clue:

 

December 10, 2012 @ Spaceweather.com

 

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Got it. :thumbs_up Love the Japanese advert. :lol: So it looks close, and relatively speaking it is which is why it's classed as a PHA/NEO. Still, it's almost 20 times as far from us as the Moon. Here's a link from Spaceweather that lets you configure the model. You can zoom in and change the viewing angle etc.. You'll need Java; click on [show Orbit Diagram]. :coffee_n_pc:

 

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=4179 Toutatis&orb=1

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http://science.time.com/2012/12/20/coming-in-2013-the-comet-of-the-century/?hpt=hp_t3

 

Keep your eyes open :blink: next November. This one may be something to see. Turtle I vaguely remember you discussing a camera on your telescope in another thread. Would it have the capability to get some pictures of this comet or would it just be a blur? :rolleyes:

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http://science.time.com/2012/12/20/coming-in-2013-the-comet-of-the-century/?hpt=hp_t3

 

Keep your eyes open :blink: next November. This one may be something to see. Turtle I vaguely remember you discussing a camera on your telescope in another thread. Would it have the capability to get some pictures of this comet or would it just be a blur? :rolleyes:

 

alas "my" telescope is my roomy's and currently in storage. even so i was never able to get my camera to come to a focus on it. :rant: seems like no matter for this comet though as it may be bright enough to see in the daylight. something like this i should be able to just use the camera zoom. :ideamaybenot: i will be waiting with bells on & thanks for the heads up DW6. :thumbs_up :photos:

 

ps love this quote from your article:

Even then, comet-lovers would be wise to stay calm. “Comets are like cats,” the great amateur astronomer and comet hunter David Levy, who has found 22 comets himself, has said. “They have tails, and they do precisely what they want.”

 

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