A Close-Up Of Celestial Activity
While East Coasters are bracing for meteorological drama, some across the country are gazing farther into the sky.
An asteroid about a third of a mile in diameter is en route to breeze by Earth tonight, though we’re assured it poses no threat to Earthlings.
Meanwhile, astronomers are buzzing over new images from the Rosetta comet mission. Kelly Beatty, senior editor at Sky & Telescope, sheds some light on the excitement around the asteroid and the new images from space.
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