Radar Detected Asteroids in your soup!

Do Near Earth Asteroids keep you up at night? Here is some reading for you as you look darkly up into the night sky:

http://echo.jpl.nasa.gov/

Here are the pictures of close approach asteroids from 1994, nice, it was a close thing.

 

How do they figure these things out?

Download or open this PDF file: http://echo.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroids/4179_Toutatis/hires.pdf

I have been talking to JPL to find out if this data can be made available to students and researchers.

This is fun stuff!