|KAIRA site, as of 10-Feb-2013. (Photo: Lassi Roininen)|
Sunday, 10 February 2013
Current status at KAIRA
An expedition has gone from the institute up to the EISCAT facility at Tromsø, Norway, to carry out radar observations of this weeks near-miss fly-by of asteroid 2012 DA14. On the way, the team passed the KAIRA site... still happily and reliably observing! Here is the photograph showing the site conditions.
Like the asteroid and earth, the photo was taken during a "near-miss" drive-by. The vehicle passed within a couple of hundred metres of the site, but there was no risk of collision! ;-)