Asteroid video: Astronomer films the 4KM Asteroid OR2 due to pass Earth this month

Asteroid video: Astronomer films the 4KM Asteroid OR2 due to pass Earth this month

Daily Express - Science·2020-04-22 11:00

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The asteroid, officially dubbed 52768 (1998 OR2), will be closest to our planet on April 29. But due to its sheer size, the asteroid is already bright enough to be seen by ground-based telescopes on Earth. Astrophysicist Gianluca Masi of the Virtual Telescope Project in Italy snapped a sequence of the asteroid galloping through spaceon April 15.

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