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Asteroid 2017 BS32 to flyby Earth at 0.41 LD

A newly discovered asteroid 2017 BS32 will flyby Earth on February 2, 2017 at a distance of 0.41 LD from the surface. This near-Earth object belongs to the Aten group of asteroids. 2017 BS32 was discovered on January 30 by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala. Its estimated size...

January 31, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 BH30 to flyby Earth at 0.17 LD

A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 BH30 will make an extremely close approach to our planet on January 30, 2017. This is the third very close approach (below 1 LD) since January 9 and the closest one. It is also the closest asteroid flyby since September 6,...

January 29, 2017

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Newly discovered asteroid 2017 BX to flyby Earth at 0.68 LD

A newly discovered Apollo-class asteroid 2017 BX will flyby Earth at 0.68 LD (261 120 km / 162 252 miles) from the surface of our planet on January 25, 2017. Its estimated size is between 4 and 14 m (13 and 46 feet). At the time of its closest approach to Earth -...

January 22, 2017

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Newly discovered asteroid 2017 AG13 to flyby Earth at 0.53 LD

A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 AG13 will make a very close approach to our planet on January 9, 2017. This asteroid belongs to Aten group of asteroids. 2017 AG13 has an estimated size between 11 and 34 m (36 and 111 feet). It will flyby our planet at 12:47...

January 08, 2017

Asteroid 2016 YJ FlyBy December 21 2016 Orbital Diagram

Asteroid 2016 YJ to flyby Earth at 1.2 LD

A newly discovered asteroid 2016 YJ will flyby Earth at 1.2 LD (460 800 km / 286 330 miles) from the surface on December 22, 2016. 2016 YJ is Apollo-class near-Earth asteroid, discovered on December 18, with an estimated size of 10 - 23 m (32.8 - 75.4 feet). It...

December 21, 2016

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Asteroid 2016 XW20 to flyby Earth on December 13

Newly discovered asteroid 2016 XW20 will flyby Earth on December 13, 2016, passing just 1.8 LD (691 200 km / 429 491 miles) from the surface of our planet at a relative velocity of 8.42 km/s. The closest approach is expected at 00:18 UTC. This asteroid was...

December 11, 2016

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4.8 km wide asteroid to flyby Earth at 57.2 LD

A 4.8 km (2.98 miles) wide asteroid named 5143 Heracles will make a close approach to Earth on November 28, 2016, passing 57.2 LD (21.9 million km / 13.6 million miles) from the surface. Heracles will safely flyby our planet at 23:29 UTC at a relative velocity of...

November 26, 2016

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

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....

November 24, 2016

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Small asteroid flew past Earth at 0.5 LD

A small asteroid named 2016 WT made a close approach to Earth at 06:54 UTC on November 17, 2016 at just 0.49 LD (188 160 km / 116 917 miles) from the surface of the planet. This is an Apollo class asteroid with an estimated size of 2 - 5 m (6.5 - 16.4 feet). It flew...

November 22, 2016

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Atira class asteroid 2016 VB1 to flyby Earth at 0.68 LD on November 7, 2016

A newly discovered asteroid 2016 VB1 will flyby Earth at 0.68 LD (261 120 km / 162 252 miles) from the surface on November 7, 2016. The closest approach is expected at 15:56 UTC. This is a rare, Atira class asteroid first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on November 5,...

November 06, 2016

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

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...

November 01, 2016

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Asteroid 2016 RB1 to flyby Earth at 0.1 LD on September 7, 2016

Newly discovered asteroid 2016 RB1 will make a very close flyby of Earth on September 7, 2016, passing at 0.1 LD (38 400 km / 23 860 miles) from the surface of our planet. The size of 2016 RB1, based on absolute magnitude, is estimated to be between 7.3 and 16 m (24...

September 06, 2016

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Asteroid 2016 QA2 makes exceptionally close Earth flyby hours after discovery

Asteroid 2016 QA2 made an exceptionally close flyby of our planet at 01:24 UTC on August 28, 2016, just hours after it was discovered. Its estimated size is 34 meters (111.5 feet), between 16 and 52 meters (52 - 170 feet). This is about twice as big as the asteroid...

August 29, 2016

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OSIRIS-REx to launch toward Asteroid Bennu and come back with its sample in 2023

In September or early October 2016, NASA will launch its first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will travel to the near-Earth...

August 17, 2016

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Newly discovered asteroid 2016 HO3 is Earth's new quasi-satellite

Pan-STARRS 1 asteroid survey telescope on Haleakala, Hawaii has discovered Earth's new quasi-satellite. Designated as 2016 HO3, this newly discovered near-Earth object has been our planet's constant companion for almost a century. The asteroid is too...

June 16, 2016

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Asteroid 2016 LT1 to pass close to Earth (0.4 LD) on June 7, 2016

A newly discovered asteroid 2016 LT1 will pass extremely close to Earth, between the Moon and Earth, at 20:25 UTC on June 7, 2016. This is a small asteroid discovered on June 4 by the Panstarrs survey in Hawaii. Its estimated size is about 4.2 to 9.5 meters (13.7...

June 07, 2016

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Observations of comet P/2016 BA14 while making one of the closest-ever comet flybys of Earth

Astronomers were watching comet Pan-STARRS (P/2016 BA14) on March 22 as it made the third closest-ever comet flyby of Earth in recorded history. At the time of its closest approach, the comet was about 3.6 million km (2.2 million miles) away from the surface of our...

March 25, 2016