[meteorite-list] Another free Webcast link for Asteroid Flyby 4179 Toutatis Pass Earth

From: Brandon D. <b1dunovant_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:59:53 -0600
Message-ID: <6dqs5vnshhh56e58d25qn870.1355277593983_at_email.android.com>

Hi Don and fellow listees,

Thanks for the information.

As there seems to be little discussion on this event, I have a question that may or may not be common knowledge so excuse my ignorance if it is :-)

Don't asteroids usually have smaller debris trailing or orbiting the larger bodies? Is Toutatis large enough and if so, is it passing close enough and is the gravitational force of the Earth strong enough to pull the smaller bodies toward us to possibility create meteorites?

Just curious.

Brandon D.

Don Merchant <dmerchan at rochester.rr.com> wrote:

>Here is another free link Webcast of the asteroid
>4179 Toutatis. Just read the time and dates available.
>Don Merchant
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Don Merchant" <dmerchan at rochester.rr.com>
>To: <Meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
>Cc: "Don Merchant" <dmerchan at rochester.rr.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 5:32 PM
>Subject: [meteorite-list] Asteroid Flyby Tonight: How To Watch 4179
>ToutatisPass Earth
>> Discovered in 1989, asteroid 4179 Toutatis is classed as a Potentially
>> Hazardous Asteroid. On this approach to Earth, Toutatis will pass within
>> 4.3 million miles - that's very close in astronomical terms for an object
>> that is 3.4 miles in diameter!
>> Hi List. For those interested there will be a large asteroid (4179
>> Toutatis) that will make a close flyby of Earth over the next few days.
>> Here is a link so you can read the details:
>> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/asteroid-flyby-tonight-toutatis_n_2278457.html
>> Here is the link so you can watch via webcast Toutatis views from a scope
>> in the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa beginning at 3 p.m. EST
>> (2000 GMT) today (Dec. 11). Another show will follow at 10 p.m. EST
>> tonight (0300 GMT Wednesday), with footage from an instrument in Arizona:
>> http://www.slooh.com
>> Sincerely
>> Don Merchant
>> Founder-Cosmic Treasures Celestial Wonders
>> www.ctreasurescwonders.com
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