Unknown Asteroid Buzzed Earth

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Tue, Nov 10th, 2009 10:50 by capnasty NEWS

A previously undiscovered asteroid came within 14,000 km of Earth last week, and astronomers noticed it only 15 hours before closest approach. On Nov. 6 at around 16:30 EST a 7 metre asteroid, now called 2009 VA, came only about 2 Earth radii from impacting our home planet.

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