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Asteroid Flyby

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NASA radars tracking the asteroid confirm that there is no danger of a collision, but it will be close enough for amateur astronomers to photograph through mid-sized backyard telescopes. NASA radars tracking the asteroid confirm that there is no danger of a collision, but it will be close enough for amateur astronomers to photograph through mid-sized backyard telescopes.
Asteroid 2007 TU24 is flying past Earth this week at a distance of only 334,000 miles (1.4 lunar distances).  NASA radars tracking the asteroid confirm that there is no danger of a collision, but it will be close enough for amateur astronomers to photograph through mid-sized backyard telescopes. At closest approach on January 29th, the asteroid will glide through the constellations Andromeda and Cassiopeia glowing like a 10th magnitude star.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for celestial coordinates and a low-resolution radar image of the approaching rock.
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