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Huge, 'lost' asteroid spotting flying back towards Earth

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Huge, 'lost' asteroid spotting flying back towards Earth
A huge asteroid, thought lost until now, has been found heading back to Earth for a close flyby. The rock – known as 2010 WC9 – will skip past Earth at a distance half as close as the Moon. It is not only the closest flyby of this rock for 300 years, but one of the closest ever for an asteroid of this size. Asteroid 2010 WC9, as its name suggests, was first spotted in 2010. But scientists could only see it for about a month until it became too faint to see, and they were unable to get enough...
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