2013 ET

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Radar imaging of 2013 ET

2013 ET is a Near-Earth asteroid that was discovered on March 3, 2013,[1] six days before its closest approach to Earth. It is estimated to be around 100 meters (330 feet) wide.[2][3]

Its closest approach to Earth was 0.0065207 AU (975,480 km; 606,140 mi) on March 9, 2013 at 12:09 UT.[4][5] The asteroid also makes close approaches to Mars and Venus.[4] The asteroid was imaged by Goldstone radar on March 10, 2013.[6]

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  1. ^ "MPEC 2013-E14 : 2013 ET". IAU Minor Planet Center. 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2012-03-09.  (K13E00T)
  2. ^ Wall, Mike (March 5, 2013). "Big Asteroid to Zoom By Earth This Weekend". Space.com. 
  3. ^ Dr. Lance A. M. Benner (2013-03-07). "2013 ET Goldstone Radar Observations Planning". NASA/JPL Asteroid Radar Research. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  4. ^ a b "JPL Close-Approach Data: (2013 ET)". 2013-03-10 last obs (arc=7 days (Radar=8 obs); Uncertainty=2). Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  5. ^ Gray, Melissa (March 7, 2013). "Asteroid to fly past Earth this weekend". Light Years. CNN. 
  6. ^ DC Agle (2013-03-18). "Goldstone Radar Snags Images of Asteroid 2013 ET". NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2013-03-19.