October 12 flew past Earth asteroid with a record speed

Small asteroid 2010 TD54, flown close to the Earth on October 12, was the record for speed — it makes one revolution around its axis in just 42 seconds, according to a report published in the astronomical blog SpaceObs.org.

Apollo asteroid family, were designated as 2010 TD54, was discovered Observatory 'Mount Lemmon "(USA, Arizona) on October 9. Three days later, on October 12 at 14.49 Moscow time he flew past the Earth at a speed of 17 kilometers per second at a distance of 51.7 thousand kilometers, which is only slightly above the geostationary orbit (about 36,000 kilometers).

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