Posted by TW on February 19, 2017
A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 DB will flyby Earth at 1.82 LD (698 880 km / 434 264 miles) on February 20, 2017.
The estimated size of 2017 DB is between 10 and 23 m (32 - 75 feet). At the time of its closest approach, at 16:33 UTC, 2017 DB will flyby us at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 8.10 km/s.
It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on February 16, 2017.
Both objects belong to the Apollo group of asteroids.
- Asteroid 2017 DB at Minor Planet Center, NASA/JPL, and ESA NEO/SSA
Featured image credit: ESA/NEO Coordination Centre. Edit: TW
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