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“Damn Close” Asteroid Due to Speed Past Earth

10 Aug 17

The asteroid is about 15-30m long.

Pic: ESA A house-sized asteroid due to pass Earth in October is currently “damn close”, the European Space Agency says. The asteroid is forecast to speed inside the moon’s orbit at 27,300 miles (43,935km) – an eighth of the distance between the Earth and the moon. The ESA says it is far enough to just miss our geostationary satellites orbiting at about 22,000 miles (35,405km). “It …


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