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Target Asteroid Tracked By European Teams

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:17 PM

Target Asteroid Tracked By European Teams


ESA said:

In a recent close-ish flyby, asteroid 2002 GT was studied in detail for the first time by a network of European astronomers. The observations were coordinated by ESA's asteroid centre in Italy, and should prove crucial for a future spacecraft rendezvous.

Asteroid 2002 GT, a relatively large object a few hundred metres across, made a somewhat close flyby of Earth on 26 June, passing us at almost 50 times the distance of the Moon.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:22 PM

interesting, i wonder if they will really produce an effective measure to the possiblity of an asteroid hitting earth, scary to think about some times

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