Asteroid, discovered yesterday, swept past

I think it’s creepy how many of these there have been lately. Maybe detection is just better and they’ve been out there all along, but I must say that given the state of the world these days I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a statement of opinion from the Cosmos in general.

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Astronomers discovered asteroid 2016 VA on November 1, 2016, just hours before it passed within 0.2 times the moon’s distance of Earth. Images here.

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