Originally posted by jumpspace
I've asked before but no answer...
Can someone PLEASE confirm the name of the incoming object as indicated at:
This is a 360 degree view of SOHO (1.5 million km's from Earth) in the L1.
The object is getting brighter by the day.
If the distance is just right--about 4 times the distance to the Moon or 1/100 the distance to the Sun--the spacecraft, too, will need just one year to go around the Sun, and will keep its position between the Sun and the Earth. That position is the Lagrangian Point L1, ...
Originally posted by markjaxson
Whoa check this out Asteroid 4179 Toutatis (1989 AC) comes within 0.22 AU on November 3rd and 0.4 AU on December 14th and right now its 276 AU and the next couple of weeks its going to get closer and closer then back off abit then it gets close on these dates i mention....is this the object do you think?