View Full Version : Recent Earth-Passing Asteroid is Much Bigger Than Originally Estimated

2012-Jun-22, 12:30 AM
An asteroid that recently passed by Earth is about twice as large as originally estimated, and it would have had serious global consequences if it had impacted Earth. Asteroid 2012 LZ1 was only discovered on June 10, 2012 by Rob McNaught at the Siding Spring Observatory in Australia. This Near Earth Object was thought to [...]

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