Sunday, February 21, 2010

February 21: 4017 Disneya

On this day in 1980, a Main-belt Asteroid was discovered by a Soviet/Ukrainian astronomer. Called "4017 Disneya" it is named for Walt Disney! (True fact - unlike the fun photo to the left.)
A Main-belt Asteroid is an asteroid found in the region between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
Visit NASA to see where 4017 Disneyana is - and for the technical-minded visit this link for more INFO.
The closest the Asteroid will approach Earth will be in June 2010 - so keep your eyes on the skies!

Click HERE for more down-to-earth February 21 Disney history.

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