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Asteroids that buzz Earth

Cool infographic showing asteroids that will come closest to Earth in the next 200 years.

This infographic, from RiaVovosti, shows a lot of information about known asteroids that will come closest to Earth in the next 200 years. The vertical axis shows each asteroid’s distance in thousands of kilometers from the asteroid to the Earth’s center. The horizontal axis is time. Name of object in purple. Speed relative to Earth in light orange. Average diameter of object in dark orange. Date of closest approach in white. You’ll want to see the larger version of this infographic, here.

Deborah Byrd

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