Mon, 28 May 2012 14:56 CDT
Today, May 28th, newly-discovered asteroid 2012 KP24 is flying past Earth only one-tenth the distance to the Moon. Amateur astronomer Rolando Ligustri photographed the 26-meter space rock during the early hours of May 28th when it was about 350,000 km from our planet:
© Rolando Ligustri
I photographed the asteroid 2012 KP24 this morning when was about 350.000 km from Earth. I have used a NW 254/820 ccd ST10Xme in bin 3.
Measurements of the asteroid's orbit
confirm that there is no danger of a collision with Earth.