An asteroid flying at 30 times the speed of sound flew by Earth yesterday. At about 500 metres in diameter, we’ve known about 2008 AG33 for years, and that it posed no threat to Earth passing by 8 times the distance of the Moon

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ESA’s Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre #NEOCC has near-immediate access to a network of telescopes across the globe, and with this and data from many others, their challenge is to determine the impact risk of every asteroid in the sky in the next 100 yrs.

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