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asteroid fly by small

9 September 2016

At www.spaceweather.com (Sept 9th 2016) an asteroid buzzed the earth and then headed towards the moon – passing by just 25,000 miles away. It came closest to the southern polar region and therefore did not intersect the orbits of communications and weather satellites. It was just 50 feet in diameter and would have made a nice fireball if it had penetrated the atmosphere of the earth.  See also http://phys.org/print392536461.html … where we learn astronomers were not aware of its presence until a couple of days beforehand.

In the meantime, at http://phys.org/print392617804.html … we learn that an exploding meteor over Cyprus occurred a day later – is there any connection?

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