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    Asteroids streaking across the universe

  • Harry Covair

    Asteroids in the Distance Credit: R. Evans & K. Stapelfeldt (JPL), WFPC2, HST, NASA Many asteroids remain undiscovered. In fact, one was discovered in 1998 as the long blue streak in the above archival image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. In 2002 June, the small 100-meter asteroid 2002 MN was discovered only after it whizzed by the Earth, passing well within the orbit of the Moon. 2002 MN passed closer than any asteroid since 1994 XM1, but not as close as 2004 MN4 will pass in 2029.

  • Jeffrey Lapin

    Asteroids in the Distance | Image Credit: R. Evans & K. Stapelfeldt (JPL), WFPC2, HST, NASA, via Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD) (#spaceimages #asteroids)

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