Close Asteroid Flyby

Posted by BC on January 12th, 2010

An asteroid of unknown origin will make a close pass to Earth on 13 Jan 2010. The asteroid, named 2010 AL30, has a 1-year orbit and will pass one-third the distance to Moon from Earth.

The asteroid may not be a natural object, but one that came from discarded materials from a Human-made craft. 2010 AL30 will appear as 14th magnitude during its close approach, and astronomers are encouraged to go out and observe the object. It will pass through Taurus, Orion, and Pisces. Ephemeris and other information.

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