Published on Feb 26, 2017
Asteroid 2017 DV36 was just discovered on February 25, 2017 and it will make a very close approach to Earth, passing at a distance
of 1 LD on February 27, 2017.
The newly found asteroid has an estimated diameter between 7 and 16 meters and it belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids.
It will make its closest approach to our planet at 02:58 am UTC
on February 27 and flyby at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 10.78 km/s.
This is the third known near-Earth asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since February 23, 2017, and the the 7th NEA to flyby within 1 LD since January 9, 2017.
Clips, images credit: ESO, ESA/HUBBLE & NASA
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