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Topic: First ever observed asteroid collision?

From: Tim Mundorff
Location: Fremont, ca
Date: 01/19/2010

In short, there is buzz in the astronomy world about what looks like an apparent first ever detection of an asteroid collision in the asteroid belt. Looks like a comet, but then again, not.

Here is a link. Also Google "P/2010 A2 LINEAR" and check the forums...too faint for amateur observers. The pros seem very intrigued and concerned about getting enough eyes, even spaced based telescopes trained on it.

http://www.astroengine.com/?p=7086#disqus_thread


Anyway, reminded my of the opening scene of "Forge"...and we all know how that turned out! Put your "Trevor Hicks" hat on!

Thanks

Tim

Re: First ever observed asteroid collision?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/29/2010

Interesting! Let us know if moons start disappearing. Thanks, Tim...

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