Chips Tomorrow!!

Keep your head low tomorrow Friday 2nd March, and if you’re in the habit of wearing a top hat, don’t.

An asteroid called 2018 DV1, about the size of a bus, will approach within 113,000 kilometers of Earth during its flyby.

NASA’s Asteroid Watch program will host a free webcast, led by astrophysicist Gianluca Masi in Ceccano, Italy, for the event. The webcast will feature views of the asteroid as seen by a 16-inch robotic telescope at the Tenagra Observatories in Arizona. You can watch the webcast live here Friday, beginning at 0530 GMT.

Astronomers in Arizona first spotted asteroid 2018 DV1 on Monday 26 February so I dunno why they didn’t tell us sooner.

Anyway, don’t say you weren’t warned, my followers. Both of you.


footnote: I watched it for you. It was terrifying! The asteroid looked this this fullstop on screen . except fuzzier. For an hour it did precisely nothing. Then, thank goodness to a sigh of relief, it disappeared. You can relax now.

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