Start Date: 27.12.2004 Planet Selection: s -xs912 Output Format: tPZs Other Options: -ut01:23:00 Swiss Ephemeris [swetest utility] discovery date: 27-April-1919 discovered by: Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann asteroid info: n/a stardust project: stardust launched 07-Feb-99 atop delta II rocket from cape canaveral at 4:04:15 p.m. EST (1:04:15 p.m. PST). craft weighs 770 pounds (350 kg), size of average desk. considered to be mankind's most advanced technological quest for human species to reach for the stars. destination: travel to comet wild 2 & capture cometary materials before returning to earth 15-Jan-2006. en route to the comet, the spacecraft will collect interstellar dust particles using aerogel (more...). asteroid maritima's name [ASTEROID 912 MARITIMA] one of over 1 million names on microchips aboard stardust. maritima means "maritime" in latin; of/near/by the sea; costal; relating/used to the sea; seafaring, naval. transit: maritima (10Pi58) is 249º (phase 25) from yildun (01Cn17) on 27-Dec-04 @ 01:23UT. keynote: seeing the whole picture. eventually, will add maritima to celestial thingy.