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01 April 2012

NASA's CINDI encounter APRIL 1st ASTEROID FLYBY

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Credit: Dennis Simmons
Brisbane, Australia
APRIL 1st ASTEROID FLYBY: Newly discovered near-Earth asteroid 2012 EG5 is flying past Earth today about halfway between Earth and the Moon. There's no danger of a collision. At closest approach on April 1st, the Dreamliner-sized space rock will be about 230,000 km from Earth. This morning in Brisbane, Australia, amateur astronomer Dennis Simmons photographed HERE the incoming asteroid.

Meanwhile  at Vandenberg Airbase, California The CINDI investigation turn it's eye to near -Earth asteroid 2012 EG5 and synchronises a meet flybyof the two objects...




Brisbane, Australia

APRIL 1st ASTEROID FLYBY: Newly discovered near-Earth asteroid 2012 EG5 is flying past Earth today about halfway between Earth and the Moon. There's no danger of a collision. At closest approach on April 1st, the Dreamliner-sized space rock will be about 230,000 km from Earth. This morning in Brisbane, Australia, amateur astronomer Dennis Simmons photographed HERE the incoming asteroid.

Meanwhile  at Vandenberg Airbase, California The CINDI investigation is a key component of the science objectives of the  synchronises a meet flybyof the two objects/ Communication/Navigation Outage Forecast System (C/NOFS) undertaken by the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Space and Missile Command Test and Evaluation Directorate. CINDI will study the elements that influence space weather through near Earth’s asteroids.


But as we all know, NASA's budget is weaken and could not even conduct a mission of this nature for an April Fools day HOAX.

Happy April Fools day through Space.