Asteroid 2012 LZ1 Twice as Big as Thought | Asteroid Threats | Space.com

Asteroid 2012 LZ1 Twice as Big as Thought | Asteroid Threats | Space.com.

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Asteroid 2012 LZ1 is roughly spherical and rotates once around every 10 to15 hours. This detailed image was taken on July 19, 2012 by researchers at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, when the asteroid was 6 million miles (10 million kilometers) away. The resolution is 25 feet (7.5 meters), equivalent to seeing a basketball in New York City from Puerto Rico.

Talk about being lucky 😉
A massive asteroid that zipped by Earth last week is actually twice as large as scientists originally thought, new radar images of the behemoth space rock reveal.

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