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Gingin Observatory Spots Near-Earth Asteroid at Closest Approach

Courtesy of Gingin Observatory/Tonello2013-02-15

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This frame from a movie shows the asteroid 2012 DA14 flying safely by Earth, as seen by the Gingin Observatory in Australia around the time of its closest approach, 11:24:42 a.m. PST 2:24:42 p. The animation is available in the Planetary Photojournal.

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  • Title: Gingin Observatory Spots Near-Earth Asteroid at Closest Approach
  • Creator: Courtesy of Gingin Observatory/Tonello
  • Date Created: 2013-02-15
  • Rights: JPL

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