lundi 3 avril 2017

Two Newly Discovered Asteroids Set to flyby Earth at 0.55 and 1 LD

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Ajoutée le 31 mars 2017

The newly discovered asteroids belong to the Apollo group of asteroids and were first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on March 29, 2017.

 The asteroid, dubbed 2017 FU102, will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.55 LD (~211 200 km / 131 233 miles) from the surface of our planet on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The estimated size of 2017 FU102 is between 5.1 and 11 m (16 - 36 feet). It will flyby us at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 7.52 km/s at 20 19 UTC.

This is the 14th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year.

The second asteroid designated 2017 FT102 will pass by Earth at a distance of 1 LD on April 3, 2017.
It's estimated size is between 3.5 and 7.9 m and will flyby us at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 2.51 km/s at 17 19 UTC.

Recent & Upcoming Earth-asteroid encounters