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Fraser
2009-Mar-02, 02:40 PM
As I'm writing this (13:40 UT) a newly-discovered asteroid, 2009 DD45, is flying past Earth at only 74,800 km (46,478.5 miles or 0.000482 AU) away. That's only about twice the height of a typical geostationary communications satellite, and well inside the moon's orbit. According to Spaceweather.com, the 30- to 40-meter wide space rock is similar [...]

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KaiYeves
2009-Mar-02, 03:11 PM
I'm glad to see our detection programs work so well!