Big asteroid will pass 300,000 miles of Earth on October 31

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Even if 2015 TB145 was discovered only ten days ago and it wasn’t previously anticipated, astronomers consider the new space rock was “not really” a surprise because “new objects are discovered on a daily basis (and) the list of close approachs is not static and gets updated correspondingly,” Davide Farnocchia, of JPL’s Near-Earth Object Program, told to the media. The encounter velocity is 35 km/s, which is unusually high. The asteroid will be in Taurus at the time of closest approach. This should be one of the best radar targets of the year. No real danger for collision with the Earth was estimated.

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