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An Imminent Asteroid Encounter

Jaime Nomen

Air Date: 02/04/2013
Run Time: 28:50

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Spain’s La Sagra Observatory discovered Asteroid 2012 DA14 just a year ago. Now it’s nearing Earth once again.  Jaime Nomen of La Sagra is back to prepare us for this very close flyby. Emily Lakdawalla is touched by a tribute to fallen astronauts on Mars.  Bill Nye presents more evidence that the time has come for commercial space development. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan think there's a bowl over our heads that is pretty super. They also present the chance to win a Planetary Society hoodie.  NOTE THE LINK TO THE NEW WHAT'S UP! CONTEST ENTRY FORM BELOW.

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In Earth years, how long is a Sedna year? 

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What is the largest known Near Earth Asteroid?  (Defined as those that come within 1.3 AU of the Sun.)

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Robert A. Rushworth flew 34 X15 flights, one of which was beyond the threshold of space.

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