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Fraser
2005-Oct-09, 12:07 AM
SUMMARY: Astronomers discovered a new asteroid, four days after it made a near miss of the Earth. The object, now called 2002 EM7, was between 40 and 80 metres across and missed the planet by a distance of only 480,200 kilometres - the 9th-closest brush ever recorded; roughly the distance from the Earth to the moon. Had it actually hit the Earth, it could have flattened a city and caused thousands of deaths.

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Cylinder
2005-Oct-09, 12:22 AM
Link is 404. (You can delete this message when it's fixed)

George
2005-Oct-11, 07:57 PM
Try this link (http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solarsystem/asteroids_miss_020319.html).