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‘Potentially Hazardous Asteroid’ 3200 Phaethon Will Pass By Earth Sunday, And You Might Catch A Glimpse
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
On December 16, the asteroid 3200 Phaethon, a ‘potentially hazardous asteroid’ will be at its very closest to Earth, passing only 6.2 million miles away from our little blue planet. Don’t worry though, the asteroid is still completely safe and if the conditions are right you might even catch glimpse of it passing by Saturday night. 3200 Phaethon is a three-mile long asteroid that roams the Milky Way, and comes past Earth every 1.4 years. The asteroid is also responsible for the Geminid meteor shower, which some stargazers were lucky enough to catch earlier in the week. read more


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