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    Closest Asteroid In Recorded History To Pass Earth

    By Lucie Bradley

    COSMOS

    SYDNEY: An asteroid the size of a city block is due to come whizzing past Earth in February next year, closer than any other of its size in recorded history, according to astronomers.
    The asteroid, referred to as 2012 DA14, has a diameter of approximately 45m and an estimated mass of 130,000 tonnes. It was discovered at the start of 2012 and is set to travel between the Earth and our geostationary communication satellites on 15 February 2013. At a distance of just 22,500km this will be the closest asteroid ‘fly by’ in recorded history.


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    Closest asteroid in recorded history to pass Earth | COSMOS magazine

    This one's going to be real close !
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    Default Re: Closest Asteroid In Recorded History To Pass Earth

    awesome, thanks for the heads up. First I heard about it. It is going to be damned exiting.
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    Default Re: Closest Asteroid In Recorded History To Pass Earth

    I take it ,an object that big won,t be viewable with small scopes up to 16 inch at 22k km ???
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    Default Re: Closest Asteroid In Recorded History To Pass Earth

    Thanks for the heads up my man.
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    Default Re: Closest Asteroid In Recorded History To Pass Earth

    Thanks for the heads-up! That is very interesting!
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    Thanks for the link and the heads up.
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    End of day's for sure,,,,,,,,,12-21-12
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    Thanks for the story Cliff. Should be interesting to see if it clears our man made satellites belt around earth without a mishap. Best of regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyonce View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrodandare View Post
    I take it ,an object that big won,t be viewable with small scopes up to 16 inch at 22k km ???
    The linked article says visible through telescopes _and binoculars_ so that suggests you shouldn't need a huge scope to see it...
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