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Asteroid Once Seen As Dangerous Offers Chance For Close Study

January 31st, 2011 01:21 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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RedEaredSlider writes “An asteroid that once was seen as a danger to the Earth may soon provide a once-in-a-century opportunity to get a close look at one — and learn more about the ones that really are a hazard. The asteroid is called Apophis. It’s a near-Earth asteroid that is a type called a chondrite, essentially a stony body that has high silicate content and few metals. It is about 330 meters across, and it’s due to pass the Earth in 2029.”

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