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2003-Jul-08, 10:07 PM
SUMMARY: Asteroid 2002 AA29 happens to share almost the same orbit as the Earth as it goes around the Sun, getting closer and further as it interacts with our planet's gravity. On January 8, 2003, the asteroid will make its closest approach for almost a century, getting only 5.9 million kilometers away from us. There is no possibility that it can ever hit our planet, though, as interference from the Earth's gravity keeps it at bay - causing it to trace out a strange horseshoe shape as it goes around the Sun.

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