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A small asteroid, designated MPEC 2013 PS13 and first detected on August 4, is scheduled to pass within 0.52 Lunar Distance of the surface of Earth on Friday, August 9, 2013. Not many get that close. The Minor Planet Center … Continue reading

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A Sudden and Unexpected Visitor — 2012 XE54

Discovered just yesterday, Asteroid 2012 XE54 will pass Earth tonight and in the early morning tomorrow. Its discovery is reported in the Minor Planet Center’s Minor Planet Electronic Circular 2012-X37. At its closest, it is now anticipated to be a … Continue reading


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