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.

KAIRA site, as of 10-Feb-2013. (Photo: Lassi Roininen)
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! ;-)

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