'Close' encounters of the asteroid kind: 130,000 ton asteroid to make closest ever fly-by of Earth
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'Close' encounters of the asteroid kind: 130,000 ton asteroid to make closest ever fly-by of Earth

Sydney : Australia | Feb 04, 2013 at 10:45 AM PST
Source: The Independent
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Suggested Topics A chunk of space rock 50 metres wide, weighing 130,000 tonnes and travelling at 17,400mph is set to make its closest fly-by of earth ever later this month. The snappily named 2012 DA14 will miss earth by a mere 17,200 miles when it passes the planet inside the orbit of many of our geosynchronous... FULL ARTICLE AT The Independent
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