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Rocks will swing past Earth in somewhat close encounters

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 23, 2013

~~<p>Some large space rocks will make a relatively close approaches to Earth this week, an occurrence that has become almost routine as astronomers discover more and more so-called near-Earth objects.</p>
<p>An object known as 137126 (1999 CF9), which has an estimated diameter of between 2,300 feet and a mile, will whip by today at a distance of 9.5 million miles. That&rsquo;s about 25 times the distance from the Earth to the moon, a standard yardstick for such approaches.</p>
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Some large space rocks will make a relatively close approaches to Earth this week, an occurrence that has become almost routine as astronomers discover more and more so-called near-Earth objects.

An object known as 137126 (1999 CF9), which has an estimated diameter of between 2,300 feet and a mile, will whip by today at a distance of 9.5 million miles. That’s about 25 times the distance from the Earth to the moon, a standard yardstick for such approaches. Login for more...



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