Thursday, June 27, 2013

Asteroid 2013 MZ5

Asteroid 2013 MZ5 as seen by the University of Hawaii's PanSTARR-1 telescope. In this animated gif, the asteroid moves relative to a fixed background of stars. Asteroid 2013 MZ5 is in the right of the first image, towards the top, moving diagonally left/down.

Image credit: PS-1/UH

Note: For more information, see Ten Thousandth Near-Earth Object Unearthed in Space; also, Ten Thousandth Near-Earth Object Discovered.

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