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2009-11-11 10:20:00

A previously undiscovered asteroid passed close to the Earth on Monday after being spotted just 15 hours before the close encounter. The Catalina Sky Survey discovered the asteroid about 15 hours before it came within 8,700 miles from Earth, making it the third-closest known non-impacting asteroid in documented history. Scientists said on average, asteroids the size of 2009 VA come this close to Earth about twice a year, while they impact about once every five years. Soon after 2009 VA was...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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