2013 XY8

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2013 XY8 is a near-Earth asteroid that passed 0.00508 AU (760,000 km; 472,000 mi) from Earth on December 11, 2013.[1][2] Slate magazine noted how although it missed by about 2 lunar distances, it was discovered just 5 days previous, on December 7, 2013.[2] At 30–70 meters across it is bigger than the Chelyabinsk meteor.[2] 2013 XY8 has been observed by radar and has a well determined orbit.[1] It will pass about 0.0007 AU (100,000 km; 65,000 mi) from the Moon on 11 December 2095.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "JPL Close-Approach Data: (2013 XY8)". 2013-12-13 last obs (arc=6 days). Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  2. ^ a b c Asteroid 2013 XY8 Tumbled By Earth Today - Slate

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