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Close Call from Small Asteroid

A newly-discovered asteroid flew past earth on March 17 a little over twice the distance of a manmade orbiting satellite. This is the SECOND time in March that an asteroid has flown so close to us. All these asteroids are too small to cause major damage, but an impact could cause local damage of the type seen in Tunguska. We often didn't notice flybys of such small objects in the past, but improved asteroid searches mean that we are now aware of them.

Art credit: gimp-savvy.com

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