OSIRIS-REx flyby near Earth

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On 2017-09-21 we have observed a NASA OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on its journey to the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (101995) Bennu during a gravitational assist maneuver near the Earth. This little dot visible in the center of the image above is a … Continued

Asteroid Day – 30 June 2017

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Asteroid Day is an annual global event, held on the anniversary of the 30 June 1908 Siberian Tunguska explosion. On 6 December 2016 The United Nations proclaimed that Asteroid Day will be celebrated on 30 June every year. More details … Continued

New asteroids named to honour astronomers from Poznań

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During the “Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 2017” conference in Montevideo, Uruguay, four asteroids were named in honour of astronomers from Poznań Observatory: (10470) Bartczak, (10471) Marciniak, (10472) Santana-Ros, (72447) Polińska. Asteroids, immediately after their discovery, are given a temporary name. When … Continued

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