[meteorite-list] Almost a nice light show -- asteroid buzzes earth tomorrow aftern oon

From: Matson, Robert <ROBERT.D.MATSON_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:51 2004
Message-ID: <AF564D2B9D91D411B9FE00508BF1C86904EE5A96_at_US-Torrance.mail.saic.com>

Hi All,

Orbital information for a very closely approaching asteroid has
recently been posted by the Minor Planet Center:


This small space rock (H=25.7 corresponds to a diameter in the
20-40 meter range) will pass within 60,000 km (~37,000 miles) of
earth tomorrow afternoon around 3pm PST (6pm EST, 11pm UT).
That's less than 1/6th the distance to the Moon! --Rob
Received on Wed 17 Mar 2004 08:02:56 PM PST

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