Small asteroid to flyby Earth at 0.3 LD on November 25, 2016

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A small asteroid named 2016 WW2 will make a close approach to our planet at 0.33 LD (126 720 km / 78 740 miles) from the surface on November 25, 2016.

2016 WW2 is Apollo-class asteroid with an estimated size of 4.2 – 9.4 m (13.7 – 30.8 feet), discovered by Mt. Lemmon Survey on November 24, 2016.

It will fly by our planet at 02:46 UTC with a relative velocity of 9.88 km/s.

Its next close approach is expected at 11:30 UTC on February 4, 2024.

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

Asteroid 2016WW2 at Minor Planet Center; at NASA/JPL

Featured image and video credit: NASA/JPL

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