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Chinese Probe Gets Up Close And Personal With Asteroid 4179 Toutatis
2012-12-17 08:38:30

An asteroid by the name of 4179 Toutatis passed close enough to Earth last week that China’s Chang’e-2 probe was able to fly by the object and snap some photos.

Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Passing Close To Earth Tonight
2012-12-11 15:23:13

Potentially Hazardous Asteroid, Toutatis, will be making a close approach to Earth this week, just in time to give "world ending" theorists something to talk about.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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