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Small Asteroid to pass Very Close

 

A small asteroid will pass extremely close to Earth on Monday, April 12, 2021. Designated 2021 GW4, it will pass just 12,313 miles from Earth’s surface, which is about 5% of the distance between the Earth and the moon.

Amateur astronomers using telescopes can see it shortly before closest approach passing the galaxy Messier 95 on Sunday night, April 11.

For more information visit: https://earthsky.org/space/asteroid-2021-gw4-closest-april-12-2021

 

Science!

 

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