Mysterious Object Flew Past The Earth December 1st And Scientists Still Aren't Quite Sure What It Is
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December 3, 2020 - by Adnan Ab for www.thespaceacademy.org
A mysterious object flew past the Earth yesterday and scientists still aren't quite sure what it is.
The object, dubbed 2020 SO by astronomers, came within "just" 31,605 miles of our planet at 3:50 a.m. ET on December 1, according to NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS.)
This is an "extremely close," albeit safe, approach, with the object passing at a distance equivalent to around 13 percent of the average distance between our planet and the moon, astronomer Gianluca Masi from the Virtual Telescope Project told Newsweek.
The object, which is estimated to measure between 15-33 feet across, was discovered by the...
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