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Small asteroid almost touched the Earth's atmosphere

Astronomers from the Catalina Sky Survey observatory unexpectedly discovered Ultra Small asteroid 2017 BH30, flown today at a distance of 50 thousand kilometers from the Earth's surface, according to the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union. This distance is six times less than the distance to the moon, and is approximately equal to the orbit of some satellites. This asteroid approached Earth on January 30 and it is likely that amateur astronomers can photograph it - its brightness was about 14 magnitude. At the time of approach to Earth asteroid flying on the background of the constellations Gemini, Auriga and Giraffe.

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