Confirmed: Huge asteroid will hit Antarctica in 2012

Asteroid Canadian Space Telescope

His article was on the website for 2 days ahead of it abruptly disappeared. The first information was gathered by The Balloon-borne Significant-Aperture Sub millimeter Telescope (BLAST) at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The theorized asteroid was then tracked by Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea, which (with the Adaptive Optics Bonnette) provides possibly the sharpest pictures currently obtainable from the floor.

One week after this mysterious article disappeared, “Canadian and American astronauts say the world wants to put together for the large one — the asteroid effect that could one day devastate the Earth.Veteran Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is president of the Affiliation of Space Explorers, which has ready a thorough report on the asteroid threat. The Canadian Space Agency intends to launch NEOSSat following March to look for asteroids that may be hiding around the sun. The $15-million suitcase-sized satellite will circle about 700 kilometers over the Earth. A Canadian Space Agency official says NEOSSat is predicted to detect hundreds of new asteroids during its first year of operation ( via ).