Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Scotch for the rocks

A positive cornucopia of asteroids at the moment: yesterday brought us the 25-metre 2014 DX110 at a distance of 348,000 km and today a double helping in the shape of 'very small' asteroids 2014 EF at 120,000km and 2014 EC at 62,000 km.

Since we are in the habit of celebrating every flyby with a drink or two and things are very busy in the Tavern, I have decided to devote the rest of the evening to getting comfortably horizontal.

If you dropped in in search of entertainment, I do apologise; please feel free to have a wander through the archives or, if you prefer, pour yourself a drink and join us in a virtual toast to 2014's latest crop of asteroids.


  1. It's a portent, I tells thee!

  2. It's a portent, I tells thee!

  3. Double comment from Julia - must be important.

  4. Pining for a post, Macheath. :)