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Astronomers Capture Images of Asteroid 2012 BX34's Close Flyby of Earth - Universe Today
[/caption] Small asteroid 2012 BX34 skimmed past Earth today, January 27, 2012, with closest approach at about 15:25 UT, and it passed only about 59,044 km (36,750 miles) or about ~0.2 lunar distance (or 0.0004 AU) above the Earth’s surface. It was discovered just a few days ago by the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona. … Continue reading "Astronomers Capture Images of Asteroid 2012 BX34’s Close Flyby of Earth"