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Asteroid expected to give astronomers an up-close view

A 100- to 230-foot object will hurtle past our planet sometime Monday

By Jim Borg

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 17, 2013

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Astronomers are hoping to get a close look at an asteroid Monday as it makes a relatively close pass to Earth.</span></p>
<p>The space rock, known as 2001 AV43, will approach within 650,000 miles, or 2.7 times the distance from the Earth to the moon. That is considered an eyelash width in cosmic terms.</p>
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Astronomers are hoping to get a close look at an asteroid Monday as it makes a relatively close pass to Earth.

The space rock, known as 2001 AV43, will approach within 650,000 miles, or 2.7 times the distance from the Earth to the moon. That is considered an eyelash width in cosmic terms. Login for more...



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