Articles tagged "near-earth object"

2017 U1 orbit

First interstellar near-Earth object originating out of our solar system

Observations of a recently discovered near-Earth object currently designated A/2017 U1 suggest the object approached our solar system almost directly 'above' the ecliptic on September 9, 2017, and passed under Earth's orbit on October 14 at 60 lunar...

October 26, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 UJ2 flew past Earth at 0.05 LD, second closest of the year

A small asteroid designated 2017 UJ2 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.05 LD or 0.00012 AU (~17 951 km / 11 154 miles) from the center of Earth on October 20, 2017, one day before it was discovered. This is the 42nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1...

October 22, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 QN2 to flyby Earth at 0.57 LD on August 20, 2017

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 QN2 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.57 LD (~ 218 880 km / 136 005 miles) on August 20, 2017. This is the 27th known near-Earth asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year (according to...

August 20, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 QP1 flew past Earth at 0.17 LD, 2 days before discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 QP1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.17 LD (~65 280 km / 40 563 miles) on August 14, 2017, two days before it was discovered. This is the 26th known near-Earth asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

August 20, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 OO1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.33 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 OO1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.33 LD (~125 720 km / 78 740 miles) at 02:27 UTC on July 21, 2017. It was discovered 2 days after its closest approach. This is the 25th known near-Earth asteroid to flyby...

July 25, 2017

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Asteroid 2012 TC4 to safely flyby Earth on October 12, 2017

A small Apollo-class asteroid named 2012 TC4 will safely flyby Earth at 06:07 UTC ( ± 02:51) on October 12, 2012. This asteroid has not ben seen since it was discovered in October 2012, when it flew past Earth at about 0.25 LD (¼ the distance from...

July 13, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 JQ1 flew past Earth at 0.44 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 JQ1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.44 LD (168 960 km / 104 986 miles) at 01:16 UTC on May 4, 2017. This is the 23rd known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 9, 2017 (according to data...

May 06, 2017

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Newly discovered asteroid 2017 HV2 to flyby Earth at 0.33 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 HV2 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.33 LD (~126 720 km / 78 740 miles) on April 23, 2017. This is the 21st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year (according to data available...

April 23, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 HJ discovered a day after it flew past Earth at 0.35 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 HJ flew past Earth at a distance of 0.35 LD (134 400 km / 83 512 miles) at 05:43 UTC on April 16, 2017. This is the 18th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 9, 2017 (according to data...

April 18, 2017

asteroid 2014 JO25 flyby april 19 2017

Large asteroid 2014 JO25 to flyby Earth at 4.6 LD on April 19

A large asteroid designated 2014 JO25 will safely flyby Earth at a distance of 4.6 LD (1.76 million km / 1.09 million miles) on April 19, 2017. This is the closest approach by any known asteroid of this size, or larger, since asteroid Toutatis in September 2004....

April 07, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 GM to flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.04 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 GM will flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.04 LD / 0.00011 AU (~16 455 km / 10 225 miles) from the center of Earth; 0.03 LD from the surface. This is the 17th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

April 04, 2017

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Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák makes closest flyby since discovery

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák will make a close approach to our planet on April 1, 2017, passing at a safe distance of 0.142 AU / 55.4 LD. This will be its closest flyby of Earth since its discovery in 1858. 41P/Tuttle–Giacobini–Kresák...

March 30, 2017

asteroid 2017 FU102 flyby april 2 2017

Asteroid 2017 FU102 to flyby Earth at 0.55 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 FU102 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.55 LD (~211 200 km / 131 233 miles) from the surface of our planet on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The estimated size of 2017 FU102 is between 5.1 and 11 m (16 - 36 feet). It will flyby...

March 30, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 FJ101 to flyby Earth at 0.83 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 FJ101 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.83 LD (~318 720 km / 198 034 miles) from the surface of our planet on Thursday, March 30, 2017. This is the 15th asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 9,...

March 29, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 FD3 flew past Earth at 0.45 LD

A newly discovered asteroid 2017 FD3 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.45 LD (~172 800 / 107 372 miles) from the surface on March 17, 2017, two days before it was discovered. 2017 FD3 has an estimated size between 7.8 and 17 m (25 - 55 feet) and it belongs to the...

March 22, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 FN1 flew past Earth at 0.15 LD

A newly discovered, car-sized asteroid 2017 FN1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.15 LD (~57 600 km/ 35 790 miles) from the surface at 21:01 UTC on March 20, 2017. This is the 13th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

March 21, 2017

asteroid 2017 FS flyby march 19 2017

Asteroid 2017 FS flew past Earth at 0.27 LD

A newly discovered asteroid 2017 FS flew past Earth at 0.27 LD (103 680 km / 64 423 miles) from the surface at 03:33 UTC on March 19, 2017. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on March 17. The estimated diameter of this object is between 4.2 and 9.4 m (13.8 -...

March 19, 2017

asteroid 2017 DV36 flyby february 27 2017

Asteroid 2017 DV36 flew past Earth at 1.02 LD

A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 DV36 flew past Earth at 1.02 LD (391 680 km / 243 378 miles) on February 27, 2017. Its closest approach occurred at 02:57 UTC. 2017 DV36 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was discovered by Mt. Lemmon Survey on...

February 27, 2017

asteroid 2017 DR34 flyby february 25 2017

Asteroid 2017 DR34 to flyby Earth at 0.57 LD

A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 DR34 will make a very close approach to Earth, passing only 0.57 LD (218 880 km / 136 005 miles) from the surface of our planet on February 25, 2017. This is the second near-Earth asteroid to flyby within 1 lunar distance since...

February 24, 2017

asteroid 2017 DG16 flyby february 23 2017

Asteroid 2017 DG16 to flyby Earth at 0.34 LD

A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 DG16 will flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.34 LD (130 560 km / 81 126 miles) from the surface of our planet at 21:08 UTC on February 23, 2017. This is the fifth known near-Earth asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar...

February 23, 2017

asteroid 2017 DB flyby february 20 2017

Asteroid 2017 DB to flyby Earth at 1.82 LD

A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 DB will flyby Earth at 1.82 LD (698 880 km / 434 264 miles) on February 20, 2017. The estimated size of 2017 DB is between 10 and 23 m (32 - 75 feet). At the time of its closest approach, at 16:33 UTC, 2017 DB will flyby us at...

February 19, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 DF to flyby Earth at 2.09 LD on February 19

A newly discovered asteroid 2017 DF will flyby Earth at a distance of 2.09 LD (802 560 km / 498 687 miles) at 09:27 UTC on February 19, 2017. Asteroid 2017 DF has an estimated diameter between 13 and 28 m (43 - 92 feet) and belongs to Apollo group of asteroids. It...

February 18, 2017

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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

asteroid 2017 BH30 flyby january 30 2017

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

asteroid 2017 BX flyby january 25 2017

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 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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Giant comets pose a much greater hazard to life than asteroids

The discovery of hundreds of giant comets in the outer planetary system over the last two decades means that these objects pose a much greater hazard to life than asteroids, a team of astronomers from Armagh Observatory and the University of Buckingham report. The...

December 22, 2015

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Near-Earth asteroid 2014 UR116 represents no impact threat to our planet

A recently discovered Near-Earth Asteroid designated "2014 UR116" does not represent an impact threat to our planet, as some media reports claim, NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office said in a press release yesterday. "While this approximately 400-

December 09, 2014

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Newly released map shows frequency of small asteroid impacts

A map released yesterday by NASA's Near Earth Object (NEO) Observation Program reveals that small asteroids frequently enter and disintegrate in the Earth's atmosphere with random distribution around the globe. Released to the scientific community, the map visua

November 15, 2014

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“Synthetic tracking” set to revolutionise near-Earth asteroid discovery

Near Earth Objects represent a clear and present danger to the people of Earth. The Tunguska event over Eastern Siberia in 1908 is a good example of the kind of destruction that a relatively small object can produce. That was a lucky escape given that the

November 28, 2013

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Pan-STARRS-1 telescope discovers 10,000th near-Earth object

More than 10,000 asteroids and comets that can pass near Earth have now been discovered. The 10,000th near-Earth object, asteroid 2013 MZ5, was first detected on the night of June 18, 2013, by the Pan-STARRS-1 telescope, located on the 3,000-meter summit of the

July 25, 2013

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Asteroid's Record-Breaking Brush with Earth Changed It Forever

A tiny asteroid that zipped by Earth this month made the closest-ever approach to our planet without hitting it, an encounter that changed its place in our solar system forever, NASA scientists say. The asteroid, called 2011 CQ1, came within 3,400 miles (5,471

February 26, 2011