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Asteroid 2007 TU24 making its approach

Asteroid 2007 TU24 will be making its closest approach within 1.4 lunar distances, or 538,000 kilometers of Earth on Jan. 29 at 12:33 a.m. Pacific time.

Asteroid 2007 TU24 is somewhat asymmetrical in shape, with a diameter roughly 250 meters (800 feet) in size.

Scientists at NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office at JPL have determined that there is no possibility of an impact with Earth in the foreseeable future.

This Asteroid was discovered by the NASA-sponsored Catalina Sky Survey on Oct. 11, 2007 and there is no possibility of an impact with Earth in the foreseeable future.

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This is my last post for the Bad Astronomy Blog on Discover Magazine. As of today – Monday, November 12, 2012 – the blog has a new home at Slate magazine.

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