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32383M70yAKB large close approacher

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  • planetaryscience
    Oct 26, 2016
      M70yAKB (arc=40 min) might be making a close approach to Earth in the next couple of days. With an absolute magnitude of ~23.4, it might be one of the largest objects to make a close approach to the Earth this year, not to mention possibly one of the largest objects ever to pass within 1 LD of the Earth. Of course, nothing is certain on this one, but considering it was already magnitude 18 by the time of its discovery, this object will either get quite bright, or has quite recently.

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