Giant 'potentially hazardous' asteroid will fly safely by Earth in April

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Oct 22, 2019
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A large and "potentially hazardous" asteroid is poised to fly by Earth next month, but don't worry — it poses no threat to Earth.

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"At its closest approach, which will happen at about 5:56 a.m. EDT (0956 GMT), asteroid 1998 OR2 will be 3.9 million miles (6.3 million km) from Earth. That's more than 16 times the average distance between Earth and the moon."

Should be interesting to find out the predicted apparent magnitude. Perhaps small telescope users can observe.
 

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