At its closest point, 2011-MD - a chunk of rock estimated to be 8 to 18 m across - will pass in daylight over the southern Atlantic Ocean, near Antarctica.Jun 24, 2011, 18:00 PM IST
"The celestial encounter is going to be so close that earth`s gravity will sharply alter the asteriod`s trajectory," said Bharat Adur, director of Akash Ganga Centre forAstronomy (AGCA).Jun 24, 2011, 14:19 PM IST
Skywatchers and space enthusiasts
thronged the Jantar Mantar to witness equinox, a
celestial phenomenon when the day and night are approximately
of equal duration.