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Will the asteroid make the earth move? "Ooohh a rock star." 26 January, 2008

Reference Number: DCDL-0005171

Shows earth looking with reverance, as though at a rock star, at an asteroid which is speeding past. Refers to the fact that the largest asteroid to come near the Earth in more than 20 years will make its closest approach on 29th and 30th January, 2008, venturing as close as 1.4 times the distance to the Moon. Already, the first radar observations of the space rock reveal it may have formed from two separate asteroids that fell together and stuck. The asteroid, named 2007 TU24, was discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, US, on 11 October 2007.

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1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to Asteroids, Earth and Rock musicians.

Part of:
Winter, Mark 1958-:[Digital cartoons published from October, 2007 in the Southland Times], Reference Number DC-Group-0009 (222 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg image - Resolution 500 dpi; Gray scale (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 4331 x 3326. Single art work

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