Monday, December 30, 2013

Newly Discovered 400-Foot Asteroid To Zip Past Earth | Orbit Animation

The space rock was discovered on Dec. 23rd, 2013 and will be makes its closest approach to Earth (3.6 lunar distance) on Jan. 3rd, 2014. Its is estimated to be 102 meters or 400 feet-wide.
Note: 2013 YL2's condition code is listed as 7
Definition/Description for SBDB Parameter/Field
Title:condition code
Description:MPC "U" parameter: orbit uncertainty estimate 0-9, with 0 being good, and 9 being highly uncertain

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