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B Asteroid Florence will soon pass Earth

  1. Aug 27, 2017 #1


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    Florence is a miles-wide asteroid that will come within 4.4 million miles of Earth on September 1. That's very close for an asteroid this size.

    On my twitter is an animation and a link to a simulation of Florence as viewed from Earth. It comes from the southern sky and disappears to the north.

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  3. Aug 27, 2017 #2

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    Next one appears to be in 2027, although there's one a little smaller in 2019.

    Amusing fact - for km sized asteroids, the rate is the same in the future as the past. For ~100m sized, there are many more in the future.
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