New Asteroid GP59

New Asteroid GP59

Amateur astronomer Nick James from the English Essex by 11-inch telescope on the night of April 11, discovered the asteroid GP59 2011, which acutely changes the brightness every few minut.According Don Yeomans, manager of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, asteroid, which goes out and lights up, it means that it has an elongated form, and the first we see its broad side, and then narrow to the extent of its rotation.Rotation period of GP59 is approximately 7.5 minutes, and that’s why the object acutely change the brightness about every four minutes.According NASA scientists the orbit of GP59 calculated enough accurately, and the possibility to entry of this asteroid into Earth’s atmosphere, in the future, is excluded.

source:www.nasa.gov