[meteorite-list] Asteroid the size of a house set for near miss with Earth

From: Paul <etchplain_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2017 20:39:44 -0500
Message-ID: <91898a96-87a1-9a7b-65d6-152541413806_at_att.net>

Big asteroid to sweep close September
By Eddie Irizarry in Astronomy Essentials, August 13, 2017

"Asteroid 3122 Florence is the biggest near-Earth
object to pass this close since this category of objects
was discovered over a century ago."

Close encounter: asteroid the size of a house set for
near miss with Earth Space rock 2012 TC4 expected
to zoom by harmlessly, coming within 27,300 miles ?
an eighth of the distance from the Earth to the Moon
The Guardian, Agence France-Presse, August 10, 2017


Paul H.
Received on Sun 13 Aug 2017 09:39:44 PM PDT

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