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A few hours the Earth will pass close to discovered two days ago an asteroid 2012 TV, and now we expect even closer flyby of asteroid, discovered by an US survey Pan-STARRS. Object that has the temporary designation P104imJ was discovered on October 4. Within 8 days, on October 12 (4:45 UT), the asteroid will flyby at least 97,000 km from the Earth. According to preliminary data, the size of the object can be from 15 to 30 meters.

Very interesting the lead time for discovering of such objects. Amateur, 40-cm telescope, was discovered larger object in just 2 days before it’s close approach, while powerful, professional 1.8-meter telescope, discovered the object of more than a week before it’s close approach to our planet.

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