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Special Replay: Ice Giant Neptune Frontlines Asteroid 2002 CU11 “Dodgeball” on its Closest Approach to Earth
On the night Neptune forms a straight line with the Sun and Earth in the Solar System, Asteroid 2002 CU11, with an approximate size of AT&T Stadium (500 m - 1.3 km), will flyby Earth on its closest approach. The asteroid, which we nicknamed "Dodgeball" because of its frequent returns to Earth's vicinity, was originally listed on the Sentry Risk Table with a Torino Scale rating of 1 - at which time the asteroid was calculated to have a 1 in 9,300 chance of impacting Earth in 2049. However, follow-up observations and refinements of the asteroid's orbit have removed such impact fears. Slooh will provide live views of this dodgy neighborhood asteroid as it zips past our world and Neptune with its giant moon Triton performing a "Moonwalk" style backward dance.
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Slooh Community News

  • August 27, 2014

    Lieutenant Colonel Lindley Johnson will be joining Geoff Fox and Bob Berman on Slooh this Friday night to discuss the closest approach of Asteroid 2002 CU11. As Near Earth Object Programs Executive at NASA, our special guest will undoubtedly have some spectacular insights and stories to share.

  • August 25, 2014

    Alan Cummings, Voyager specialist, joined Slooh astronomer Bob Berman on Slooh's Voyager 1 interstellar anniversary special for a grand discussion of the Voyager 1 spacecraft's fantastic achievements and nail-biting adventures throughout history.

  • August 12, 2014

    Darlene Cavalier's debut appearance with Slooh was on our Mega-Moon show. She is the founder of Science Cheerleaders, and had a great discussion with Bob Berman about science outreach and that great big Moon in our night sky.

  • July 21, 2014

    Slooh celebrated the 45th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing. We watched the moon rise in Dubai via our live stream as special guests science journalist Andy Chaikin and documentarian Duncan Copp shared their stories.

  • June 27, 2014

    Slooh tracked massive and newly discovered potentially hazardous asteroid 2014 HQ124 zipping by Earth on June 5th. Neil Cavuto from Fox Business did a segment on The Beast (named by Slooh) to highlight the risks of near-Earth Asteroids.

  • May 13, 2014

    Geoff Fox is the newest member of our broadcast team. He was an award-winning meteorologist and science reporter in Connecticut before moving to sunny southern California. Now, he will share his broadcasting experience and enthusiasm for astronomy with the Slooh Community. He made his debut as the host of the annular solar eclipse on April 28th.

  • April 24, 2014

    Dr. Green is a Royal Society University Research Fellow based at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL's Department of Space and Climate Physics and studies activity in the atmosphere of our nearest star, the Sun. In particular, looking at immense magnetic fields in the Sun's atmosphere which sporadically erupt into the Solar System.

  • April 01, 2014

    Timothy Ferris, the renowned science writer, brought his extensive experience and knowledge to Slooh when he appeared as the guest expert on the coverage of the Total Lunar Eclipse on April 15. Ferris has written dozens of books including "Coming of Age in the Milky Way". He is currently an emeritus professor at UC - Berkeley.

  • February 21, 2014

    If you are curious about the night sky, join the world's largest fellowship of citizen astronomers, active since 2003 in command of Slooh's observatories to image 40,000+ objects in the night sky and collaborate in research, discovery, promulgation and inspiration.

  • March 19, 2014

    "This is so cool! I don't believe I have seen any satellites in HM (High Magnification view) that were put there on purpose. I know talk has gone on here, in the past, about how to go about tracking them and how accurate you need to be to catch it in the HM....pretty awesome if you ask me!"

  • February 28, 2014

    With solar activity heating up, the Northern Lights have recently become spectacular to see from places beneath the "auroral oval" centered on the north magnetic pole. During this unique viewing window, Slooh astronomer Bob Berman and key telescope partner Matt Francis traveled to central Alaska to capture the majesty of this incredible event.

  • March 07, 2014

    Hast thou seen the white asteroid, the length of 10 whaling vessels, not spied in some 14 years, whose orbit has now been lost, goes by the name Moby Dick? Find it for us, for all of humanity, and it'll be a dram of rum for you and your brethren, and a suitable frame of your accomplishment on this page for a year.

  • February 21, 2014

    A bitter storm hit the Canary Islands on Monday, February 17. The storm covered Mt. Teide, the site of Slooh's flagship observatory, in snow and ice leaving the domes frozen shut. After the storm passed, Paul Cox, Slooh's Observatory Director, spent hours digging the domes out of the snow to prepare the telescopes for clear nights of stargazing.

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