NEOShield Knows – Q&A – Summary
On Wednesday 10th October 2012, as part of World Space Week, we hosted ‘NEOShield Knows’; our first ever live Q&A session on Twitter. This gave our followers the opportunity to discuss the NEOShield project, Near Earth Objects (NEOs) and other related topics. The NEOShield experts behind the screens were: Alan Harris: Alan is the NEOShield Project Coordinator. He is a senior scientist at the DLR Institute for Planetary Research in Berlin, Germany and has 20
Close Approach of asteroid 2012 TC4
Asteroid 2012 TC4 will have a close approach with our planet on Friday 12 October 2012, 05:30 UTC. With an estimated diameter of 13-29 metres (H=26.5), 2012 TC4 will speed past us at 7.12 km/s relative to the Earth (approximately 25,600 km/h). Whilst all NEO close approaches are notable, one particularly interesting fact is that 2012 TC4 will be travelling past us at a distance of 0.25 Lunar Distances – 96,000 kms – making it
NEOShield experts to host Q&A session
At NEOShield our aim is to investigate the deflection of Near Earth Objects (NEOs). A part of this is helping you understand the science behind asteroids and comets and the research we do to protect the planet from the impact of these NEOs. As part of World Space Week, we shall be hosting ‘NEOShield Knows’ – a live Q&A session on Twitter to talk about the NEOShield Project, NEOs in general and other related topics.
NEOShield to present at IAC 2012
NEOShield will be presenting at the International Astronautical Congress between 1st and 5th October. Feel free to come and say hello – it’s always appreciated! Full details below: Date: Thursday 4th October 2012Time: 10:15 UTCRoom: TS15Session: A3.4 If you are on Twitter, you can follow us at @NEOShieldTeam and join the IAC conversation using the hashtag #IAC2012.