oa Journal of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - The opposition of Eros

Volume 2, Issue 5
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Approaching the Earth at a speed of something like 15 miles per second, the interesting little minor planet, Eros, is rapidly getting nearer to us. It is in opposition to the Sun on February 17, 1931, but will actually be at its nearest to the Earth on January 30. For a few months most of the large telescopes of the world will be busy making observations of it.

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