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Saturday, February 5, 2005

 

Closest Flyby of Large Asteroid to be Naked-Eye Visible

`An asteroid expected to fly past Earth in 2029 will be visible to the naked eye, scientists projected Thursday. [..]

The 2029 event will be the closest brush by a good-sized asteroid known to occur. The rock will pass Earth inside the orbits of some satellites. No other asteroid has ever been clearly visible to the unaided eye.

The asteroid is roughly estimated to be a little more than 1,000 feet (320 meters) wide.’




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