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Has a new asteroid been discovered using Google Sky?

We have confirmed that the object depicted in this video is indeed present at the co-ordinates listed for Google Sky. If it is an asteroid, it would be the first one discovered using Google Sky. However, claims that it is heading toward Earth are impossible to verify, because there is no trajectory information. Hopefully the astronomical community will confirm or deny its existence, and if it is there, determine its orbit.

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Personally, I think this is a hoax, perhaps perpetrated by somebody at Google. I don't think that the equipment in use for Google Sky would pick up any return from an asteroid more than a pinprick of light.
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