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Asteroid 2016 VA to flyby Earth at 0.25 LD on November 2, 2016

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A newly discovered asteroid 2016 VA will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.25 LD (96 000 km / 59 000 miles) from the surface at 00:42 UTC on November 2, 2016.

Asteroid 2016 VA was discovered on November 1, 2016 by Mt. Lemmon Survey. It's estimated size is 6 – 22 m (20 – 72 feet).

This Aten class asteroid will flyby Earth at a relative velocity of 21.2 km/s.

Orbit uncertainty estimate is 7 (with 0 being good, and 9 being highly uncertain).

Current observations suggest its next flyby of our planet will take place on June 22, 2022.

Asteroid 2016 VA orbit diagram for November 2, 2016

Asteroid 2016 VA orbit diagram for November 2, 2016.

Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Physical Parameters | Close-Approach Data

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Featured image credit: NASA/JPL

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