Close Approach of asteroid 2012 TC4

Oct 11
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

NEOShield experts to host Q&A session

Oct 08

NEOShield Q&AAt 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

NEOShield to present at IAC 2012

Oct 01

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 2012
Time: 10:15 UTC
Room: TS15
Session: A3.4

If you are on Twitter, you can follow us at @NEOShieldTeam and join the IAC conversation using the hashtag #IAC2012.




Close Approach of Asteroid 2012 QG42

Sep 12

(NEOShield STK animation of 2012 QG42 asteroid flyby)

A potentially hazardous asteroid will make its closest approach with the Earth on Friday