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

Paul etchplain at att.net
Sun Aug 13 21:39:44 EDT 2017

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.

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