1. Close approach to Earth by asteroid 2012 KT42


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    Explanation: (written by R. P. Binzel, MIT) The sixth closest asteroid encounter on record, the May 29 near-miss by the object catalogued as “2012 KT42”, was tracked by the NASA Infrared…

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    • Tiny Asteroid 2012 KT42 Crossing The Sky


      from Alex Gibbs Added 25.8K 4 0

      Don't panic; this is 2,000 times actual speed. However, the asteroid was traveling at 17km/sec (38,000 mph) and came 2.5 times closer than our geosynchronous satellites. It was far too small…

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