Sunday, May 9, 2010

Huge asteroid Pallas visible from Earth

This week the big asteroid Pallas reached opposition. Pallas is the brightest satr in the sky. Being opposite of the Earth's sun it made it possible for the skywatchers to see it through telescopes. pallas' is closely related with the discovery of the first asteroid centuries ago. Pallas is the second largest asteroid known. It is around 326 miles in diameter, it is this big because of the high density level.

It's pretty cool how we can see this ateroid from such a far distance away. I never really knew that an ateroid would be the brihtest star in the sky. The only thing I want to know is how these massive ateroids form and how it got so big.

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