It was time for Les Rencontres de Moriond again, the particle physics conference-cum-excuse-for-skiing. The main takeaway was, once more, that the Standard Model of elementary particles keeps getting confirmed.
Asteroid 1999 KW4 flew by us at about thirteen times the distance to moon, successfully monitored the whole time by the International Asteroid Warning System. What’s the big deal, you say? Its observation was part of the preparations for something you’re gonna like.