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Holiday Asteroid Imaged with NASA Radar

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Holiday Asteroid Imaged with NASA Radar

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The December 2018 close approach by the large, near-Earth asteroid 2003 SD220 has provided astronomers an outstanding opportunity to obtain detailed radar images of the surface and shape of the object and to improve the understanding of its orbit.

The asteroid will fly safely past Earth on Saturday, Dec. 22, at a distance of about 1.8 million miles (2.9 million kilometers). This will be the asteroid's closest approach in more than 400 years and the closest until 2070, when the asteroid will safely approach Earth slightly closer.

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seanjo

Anyone else seeing the Star Child in the first image?

2001: A Space Odyssey's Village Roots - GVSHP ...

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Not A Rockstar

I was wondering if the surface is all dusty like the one landed on earlier this year or if it had all blown off and was smooth rocky ice. Yeah I can see a profile on the first pic now you mention it. That is cute. Like spotting forms in the clouds :) 

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Not A Rockstar

"Anyone else seeing the Star Child in the first image?"

@seanjo  wait, is this something going the rounds or were you just talking silly for a minute that it looked like a baby profile? That ain't no star child in there if you weren't joking and someone thinks so.

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Waspie_Dwarf
5 minutes ago, Not A Rockstar said:

"Anyone else seeing the Star Child in the first image?"

@seanjo  wait, is this something going the rounds or were you just talking silly for a minute that it looked like a baby profile? That ain't no star child in there if you weren't joking and someone thinks so.

I think you'll find that he is referencing the first image which looks like the profile of a baby's face. It's reminiscent of the star child from 2001 A Space Odyssey. 

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Grey Area
8 hours ago, seanjo said:

Anyone else seeing the Star Child in the first image?

2001: A Space Odyssey's Village Roots - GVSHP ...

I thought it looked more like Hanky the Christmas poo to be honest.

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seanjo
8 hours ago, Waspie_Dwarf said:

I think you'll find that he is referencing the first image which looks like the profile of a baby's face. It's reminiscent of the star child from 2001 A Space Odyssey. 

Yup, no conspiracy, just an off the cuff observation.

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seanjo
21 minutes ago, Grey Area said:

I thought it looked more like Hanky the Christmas poo to be honest.

LOL. I took the high ground  (which is unlike me) and resisted that observation.

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Imaginarynumber1

H I P P O P O T A M U S

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qxcontinuum

So wouldn't it look like omoumomma?

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Waspie_Dwarf
3 hours ago, qxcontinuum said:

So wouldn't it look like omoumomma?

I take it you mean 'Oumuamua?

Why would a near Earth asteroid look like an interstellar comet?

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