spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Small asteroid to burn up over Africa
Posted: Mon, Oct 6, 2008, 8:38 PM ET (0038 GMT)
A newly-discovered small asteroid will enter the Earth's atmosphere and burn up over Africa in the early morning hours Tuesday, NASA announced Monday. The asteroid, 2008 TC3, will enter the Earth's atmosphere at about 10:46 pm EDT Monday (0246 GMT, 5:46 am local time) over northern Sudan and burn up in the upper atmosphere. The asteroid is only about two meters in diameter and, while releasing the energy equivalent of one kiloton of TNT, poses little risk to people or property on the ground. The asteroid was discovered just Sunday night by the University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey. Astronomers estimate that objects this size enter the Earth's atmosphere a few times a year, but this is the first time an asteroid has been found beforehand.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
New Horizons goes into safe mode
Posted: Sun, Jul 5 10:34 AM ET (1434 GMT)

Progress docks with space station
Posted: Sun, Jul 5 10:23 AM ET (1423 GMT)

news links
Monday, July 6
GAMBIT in the house
The Space Review — 8:33 pm ET (0033 GMT)
Is India turning a blind eye to space commerce?
The Space Review — 8:29 pm ET (0029 GMT)
Review: Leaving Orbit
The Space Review — 8:28 pm ET (0028 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list