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  •  weekend sight seeing ! (8+ / 0-)

    the idiots on my radio just informed me that an asteroid will pass by:

    The 80-meter wide asteroid makes its closest approach to Earth on Saturday afternoon in the United States. It will be about 975,000 kilometers (604,500 miles) away, said Don Yeomans, a planetary scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. That's about 2 1/2 times the distance from the Earth to the moon.
    I wonder if I can see it ?


    The 80-meter (262 feet) wide asteroid was only discovered Sunday because search telescopes can't find objects of that size until they get close.

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