Next week will fly past Earth asteroid half a kilometer

Morning of September 14 will fly past Earth Asteroid 2012 QG42 size of about half a kilometer.

Now astronomers are attempting to test the radar of this celestial body, said in a statement on the website of Italian observatory Remantsakko.

Asteroid 2012 QG42 was first discovered participants (Catalina Sky Survey), whose main task is to find the small bodies of the solar system — asteroids and comets. Scientists estimate that the size of the body is from 200 to 500 meters.

Next Friday, 14 September, at 05.12 GMT (07.12 on Kiev) the asteroid will fly at a distance of

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Half a kilometer asteroid will fly past Earth on September 14

05.09.2012

Asteroid 2012 QG42 about the size of half a kilometer fly past Earth in the morning on Sept. 14, astronomers try to carry out radar observations of the celestial body, said in a statement on the website of Italian Observatory Remantsakko.

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Asteroid 2012 QG42 was first discovered by members of the American project "Catalina" (Catalina Sky Survey), whose main task is to find the small bodies of the solar system — asteroids and comets. Scientists estimate that the size of the body is from 200 to 500 meters.

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