Discussion Board

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.


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



Re: First ever observed asteroid collision?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/29/2010

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

Respond to this discussion

GregBear.com is currently being updated and new comments to the discussion board have been paused until the new site is ready on September 6, 2015. Please check back then!

See Also...

Archives: [Oct-Dec 2004] [Jan-June 2005] [July-Dec 2005] [Jan-June 2006] [July 2006] [Aug-Dec 2006] [2007] [2008] [2009] [2010] [2011] [2012] [2013] [2014] [2015] [Current] [Search Blog Archives]