Asteroid XE54 Passes Earth?
December 14, 2012 in Science
“As Earth prepares for a double flyby of asteroids in the next day, astronomers have created this unique view of the earth – from an asteroid as it passes close by. This animation shows the Sun and the Earth as observed from the asteroid 2012 XE54, which alongside a long-studied giant space rock named Toutatis will pass close to Earth later today. Luckily, there is no danger of either hitting Earth – but scientists say the unique occurrence could help them learn a lot about asteroids.”