Posted by TW on September 01, 2017 in category Near-Earth Objects
A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 QB35 will flyby Earth at 0.93 LD (~357 120 km / 221 904 miles) on September 3, 2017. This is the 24th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year.
First observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on August 31, 2017, asteroid 2017 QB35 belongs to the Aten group of asteroids. Its estimated diameter is between 3.7 and 8.3 m (12 - 27 feet). It will make the closest approach to our planet at 08:41 UTC on September 3, 2017, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 18.02 km/s.
Asteroid 2017 QB35 at Minor Planet Center ; at [url=https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2017 QB35]CNEOS[/url]
Featured image: The green line indicates the object's apparent motion relative to the Earth, and the bright green marks are the object's location at approximately one-hour intervals. The Moon's orbit is gray. The blue arrow points in the direction of Earth's motion and the yellow arrow points toward the Sun. Credit: Minor Planet Center
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