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Scientists: past Earth yesterday flew a potentially hazardous asteroid

Astronomers have noted the flight of potentially dangerous for the Earth asteroid 1999 VF22 with the size of a large skyscraper, which this time flew by at a distance of 14 million kilometers from our planet.

Ученые: вчера мимо Земли пролетел потенциально опасный астероид
© Photo: Mark A. Garlick, space-art.co.uk, University of Warwick and University of Cambridge
MOSCOW, 19 Mar – RIA Novosti. Last night by the Earth flew by asteroid 1999 VF22 with the size of a large skyscraper, which poses a potential threat to the Earth, according to the minor planet Center of the International astronomical Union.

This object is included in the list of potentially dangerous small celestial bodies, which leads NASA on its website, flying at a fairly respectful distance from Earth is 14 million kilometers from our planet, which is about 37 times greater than the distance between the earth and the Moon.

Ученые: вчера мимо Земли пролетел потенциально опасный астероид
© Timur Kryachko

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RIA Novosti http://ria.ru/science/20160219/1377206801.html#ixzz40buu37aU

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