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Fraser
2014-Sep-08, 12:40 AM
Earth-approaching asteroid 2014 RC ripped pass Earth today, got its orbit refashioned by our planet’s gravity and has bid the planet farewell.*I thought you’d like to see how fast this ~60-foot-wide (20-meter) space rock moved across the sky. The team of observers at Remanzacco Observatory in Italy *photographed it remotely with a telescope set up […]

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DaveC426913
2014-Sep-08, 12:47 AM
25,000 miles?? That's barely 3 Earth diameters! That's within geosynch orbit!

OnePlus
2014-Sep-08, 04:43 PM
I'm glad the asteroid didn't get hurt.

NEOWatcher
2014-Sep-08, 07:47 PM
25,000 miles?? That's barely 3 Earth diameters! That's within geosynch orbit!
I have not seen any story say whether it is the distance from the center, or the distance from the surface.
But; I have seen various charts showing it outside of geosynch.