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Departing asteroid

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:41 am via: ESA
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Farewell to a visitor: asteroid 2012 DA14 seen departing Earth from ESA’s observatory in Spain

Asteroid 2012 DA14 (the near-horizontal streak in the image) seen departing Earth around 23:45 CET after making closest approach at 20:27 CET on 15 February 2013. This image was acquired at ESA’s Optical Ground Station (OGS) located on Tenerife, Spain.

Credits: ESA/Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias/Iciar Montilla, Julio Castro, Alfred Rosenberg

Credits: ESA/Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias/Iciar Montilla, Julio Castro, Alfred Rosenberg

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