2012 EG5

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2012 EG5 is a near-Earth asteroid with an estimated diameter of 47 meters (154 ft).[1] The asteroid was discovered on March 13, 2012. The asteroid came within 0.001539 AU (230,200 km; 143,100 mi) of Earth during its closest approach on April 1, 2012,[2] just over half the distance between Earth and the moon's orbit. It was briefly listed on the Sentry Risk Table with a 1 in 2,778,000 chance of an impact in 2107.[1] It was removed from the Sentry Risk Table on 1 April 2012.[3]

The orbit of the asteroid 2012 EG5 during its flyby on April 1, 2012. The asteroids path is shown by the blue line.

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  1. ^ a b "WayBack Machine archive from 27 March 2012". Wayback Machine. 2006-08-05. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  2. ^ "JPL Close-Approach Data: (2012 EG5)". 2012-04-03 last obs (arc=21 days). 
  3. ^ "Date/Time Removed". NASA/JPL Near-Earth Object Program Office.