The Earth is approaching a “missing” almost eight years ago, an asteroid

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Moscow, may 14 – AIF-Moscow.

The astronomers of the Observatory Northolt Branch in the UK reported the approach to Earth asteroid 2010 WC9, “missing” in December 2010, says EarthSky.

Asteroid 2010 WC9, the diameter of which varies from 60 to 130 meters, first noticed almost eight years ago – November 30, 2010. Saw him with Kalinskogo sky survey in Arizona. However, to observe the celestial body had managed only one day: 1 December it disappeared from sight.

The asteroid will approach the Earth in the night of Wednesday, may 16. At 01:05 Moscow time 2010 WC9 will take place in 203 thousand kilometers from the Earth, that is quite a close distance. Its speed will be about 46 thousand kilometers per hour. However, as emphasized by astronomers, the threat of collision is not.

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