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Astronomer Claims Asteroid Will Make Dangerously Close FlyBy In 2026
2013-04-26 05:58:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After preliminary tracking of a recently discovered asteroid, one Italian astronomer is making the case for a close flyby in 13 years. The new data suggest asteroid 2013 GM3, which is roughly 65 feet in diameter, will pass “dangerously close” to Earth on April 14, 2026. Francesco Manca of the Sormano Astronomical Observatory (OAS) near Milan, Italy, said a pass looks to be within 5,300 miles of Earth, according to a...