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Daily Near Earth Asteroid Flybys

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Tuesday January 31, 2017
Asteroid 2017 BJ30 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2017-01-29
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-31 at 02:35 UTC at 1.0 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 6.0 km/s. It is estimated to be 9 – 27 meters in size. More Details

Monday January 30, 2017
Asteroid 2017 BH30 was first observed by Catalina Sky Survey on 2017-01-29
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-30 at 04:59 UTC at 0.1 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 15.6 km/s. It is estimated to be 3 – 10 meters in size. More Details

Sunday January 29, 2017
Asteroid 2017 BB6 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2017-01-26
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-02-02 at 04:38 UTC at 5.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 9.9 km/s. It is estimated to be 7 – 22 meters in size. More Details

Saturday January 28, 2017
Asteroid 2013 CW87 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2013-02-08
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-02-03 at 23:32 UTC at 30.8 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 3.3 km/s. It is estimated to be 14 – 45 meters in size. More Details

Friday January 27, 2017
Asteroid 2017 AX3 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2017-01-02
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-30 at 15:52 UTC at 32.9 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 9.6 km/s. It is estimated to be 52 – 164 meters in size. More Details

Thursday January 26, 2017
Asteroid 2008 CM20 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2008-02-08
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-29 at 22:59 UTC at 43.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 13.0 km/s. It is estimated to be 99 – 312 meters in size. More Details

Wednesday January 25, 2017
Asteroid 2017 AK3 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2017-01-03
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-26 at 05:21 UTC at 11.3 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 10.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 23 – 71 meters in size. More Details

Tuesday January 24, 2017
Asteroid 2016 YP4 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-12-22
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-26 at 06:24 UTC at 12.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 2.4 km/s. It is estimated to be 8 – 25 meters in size. More Details

Monday January 23, 2017
Asteroid 2017 AK3 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2017-01-03
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-26 at 05:21 UTC at 11.3 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 10.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 23 – 71 meters in size. More Details

Sunday January 22, 2017
Asteroid 2017 BX was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2017-01-20
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-25 at 04:55 UTC at 0.7 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 7.5 km/s. It is estimated to be 5 – 14 meters in size. More Details

Saturday January 21, 2017
Asteroid 2016 YM1 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-12-22
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-22 at 13:51 UTC at 41.3 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 7.3 km/s. It is estimated to be 71 – 226 meters in size. More Details

Friday January 20, 2017
Asteroid 2017 BK was first observed by Nyukasa on 2017-01-17
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-22 at 09:30 UTC at 15.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 9.0 km/s. It is estimated to be 30 – 94 meters in size. More Details

Thursday January 19, 2017
Asteroid 2016 YM1 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-12-22
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-22 at 13:51 UTC at 41.3 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 7.3 km/s. It is estimated to be 71 – 226 meters in size. More Details

Wednesday January 18, 2017
Asteroid 2017 AO13 was first observed by Catalina Sky Survey on 2017-01-07
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-19 at 21:44 UTC at 23.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 6.1 km/s. It is estimated to be 45 – 143 meters in size. More Details

Tuesday January 17, 2017
Asteroid 2017 AO13 was first observed by Catalina Sky Survey on 2017-01-07
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-19 at 21:20 UTC at 23.7 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 6.1 km/s. It is estimated to be 47 – 149 meters in size. More Details

Monday January 16, 2017
Asteroid 2016 YC8 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-12-27
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-18 at 04:39 UTC at 9.5 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 6.7 km/s. It is estimated to be 23 – 71 meters in size. More Details

Sunday January 15, 2017
Asteroid 2017 AN4 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2017-01-03
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-16 at 10:43 UTC at 24.5 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 25.9 km/s. It is estimated to be 45 – 143 meters in size. More Details

Saturday January 14, 2017
Asteroid 2017 AY3 was first observed by ATLAS-HKO, Haleakala on 2017-01-02
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-14 at 04:49 UTC at 29.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 15.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 136 – 431 meters in size. More Details

Friday January 13, 2017
Asteroid 2015 BG4 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2015-01-18
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-14 at 08:47 UTC at 24.0 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 3.6 km/s. It is estimated to be 10 – 33 meters in size. More Details

Thursday January 12, 2017
Asteroid 2017 AF3 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2017-01-03
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-11 at 17:14 UTC at 15.0 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 9.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 16 – 52 meters in size. More Details

Wednesday January 11, 2017
Asteroid 2017 AJ13 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2017-01-07
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-14 at 10:57 UTC at 6.7 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 10.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 28 – 90 meters in size. More Details

Tuesday January 10, 2017
Asteroid 2017 AT4 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2017-01-05
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-09 at 15:32 UTC at 11.0 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 3.5 km/s. It is estimated to be 9 – 27 meters in size. More Details

Monday January 09, 2017
Asteroid 2017 AG13 was first observed by Catalina Sky Survey on 2017-01-07
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-09 at 12:47 UTC at 0.5 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 15.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 11 – 34 meters in size. More Details

Sunday January 08, 2017
Asteroid 2017 AS4 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2017-01-05
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-08 at 17:05 UTC at 1.5 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 18.6 km/s. It is estimated to be 9 – 27 meters in size. More Details

Saturday January 07, 2017
Asteroid 2017 AZ3 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2017-01-05
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-07 at 02:52 UTC at 1.3 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 5.9 km/s. It is estimated to be 2 – 5 meters in size. More Details

Friday January 06, 2017
Asteroid 2016 ND1 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-07-05
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-09 at 08:01 UTC at 39.4 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 4.7 km/s. It is estimated to be 16 – 52 meters in size. More Details

Thursday January 05, 2017
Asteroid 2016 XJ2 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-12-05
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-06 at 20:11 UTC at 27.8 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 6.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 26 – 82 meters in size. More Details

Wednesday January 04, 2017
Asteroid 2016 YK was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-12-18
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-08 at 01:09 UTC at 13.5 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 9.9 km/s. It is estimated to be 36 – 113 meters in size. More Details

Tuesday January 03, 2017
Asteroid 2016 BQ was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-01-18
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-02 at 19:28 UTC at 45.9 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 3.4 km/s. It is estimated to be 8 – 26 meters in size. More Details

Monday January 02, 2017
Asteroid 2016 SD was first observed by Catalina Sky Survey on 2016-09-22
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-04 at 11:39 UTC at 44.7 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 12.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 312 – 986 meters in size. More Details

Sunday January 01, 2017
Asteroid 2016 XK was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-12-02
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-04 at 12:46 UTC at 16.8 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 7.9 km/s. It is estimated to be 43 – 136 meters in size. More Details

Saturday December 31, 2016
Asteroid 2016 YB8 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-12-27
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-04 at 05:41 UTC at 11.7 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 12.6 km/s. It is estimated to be 25 – 78 meters in size. More Details

Friday December 30, 2016
Asteroid 2013 JM22 was first observed by Catalina Sky Survey on 2013-05-12
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-01-01 at 15:48 UTC at 48.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 27.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 41 – 130 meters in size. More Details

Thursday December 29, 2016
Asteroid 2016 YH3 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-12-23
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-31 at 08:59 UTC at 14.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 14.7 km/s. It is estimated to be 25 – 78 meters in size. More Details

Wednesday December 28, 2016
Asteroid 2016 YM3 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-12-24
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-29 at 03:06 UTC at 4.4 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 8.5 km/s. It is estimated to be 8 – 25 meters in size. More Details

Tuesday December 27, 2016
Asteroid 2016 YR was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-12-19
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-27 at 04:47 UTC at 7.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 2.4 km/s. It is estimated to be 7 – 21 meters in size. More Details

Monday December 26, 2016
Asteroid 2013 AH53 was first observed by Catalina Sky Survey on 2013-01-09
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-26 at 16:11 UTC at 31.3 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 10.0 km/s. It is estimated to be 14 – 43 meters in size. More Details

Sunday December 25, 2016
Asteroid 2016 YR was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-12-19
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-27 at 04:47 UTC at 7.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 2.4 km/s. It is estimated to be 7 – 21 meters in size. More Details

Saturday December 24, 2016
Asteroid 2016 YF was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-12-18
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-24 at 20:52 UTC at 8.7 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 7.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 15 – 47 meters in size. More Details

Friday December 23, 2016
Asteroid 2016 YS was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-12-19
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-23 at 03:01 UTC at 3.9 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 8.6 km/s. It is estimated to be 19 – 59 meters in size. More Details

Thursday December 22, 2016
Asteroid 2016 YJ was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-12-18
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-22 at 10:21 UTC at 1.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 9.5 km/s. It is estimated to be 7 – 23 meters in size. More Details

Wednesday December 21, 2016
Asteroid 2006 XD2 was first observed by Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico on 2006-12-12
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-21 at 07:55 UTC at 18.9 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 13.7 km/s. It is estimated to be 113 – 358 meters in size. More Details

Tuesday December 20, 2016
Asteroid 2015 YQ1 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2015-12-19
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-21 at 15:55 UTC at 5.9 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 12.1 km/s. It is estimated to be 5 – 15 meters in size. More Details

Monday December 19, 2016
Asteroid 2010 XN was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2010-12-01
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-21 at 00:27 UTC at 17.5 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 11.7 km/s. It is estimated to be 27 – 86 meters in size. More Details

Sunday December 18, 2016
Asteroid 2016 XX17 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-12-05
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-21 at 00:29 UTC at 17.4 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 11.7 km/s. It is estimated to be 30 – 94 meters in size. More Details

Saturday December 17, 2016
Asteroid 2016 NL15 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-07-05
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-17 at 14:45 UTC at 29.8 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 12.9 km/s. It is estimated to be 164 – 518 meters in size. More Details

Friday December 16, 2016
Asteroid 2016 WJ1 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-19
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-16 at 17:35 UTC at 20.9 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 13.4 km/s. It is estimated to be 103 – 327 meters in size. More Details

Thursday December 15, 2016
Asteroid 2016 XK18 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-12-07
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-18 at 21:59 UTC at 5.8 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 8.6 km/s. It is estimated to be 27 – 86 meters in size. More Details

Wednesday December 14, 2016
Asteroid 2015 YA was first observed by Catalina Sky Survey on 2015-12-16
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-13 at 19:18 UTC at 9.9 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 8.0 km/s. It is estimated to be 6 – 20 meters in size. More Details

Tuesday December 13, 2016
Asteroid 2015 XX169 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2015-12-09
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-13 at 20:23 UTC at 7.5 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 6.5 km/s. It is estimated to be 6 – 19 meters in size. More Details

Monday December 12, 2016
Asteroid 2016 XW20 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-12-08
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-13 at 00:18 UTC at 1.8 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 8.5 km/s. It is estimated to be 9 – 28 meters in size. More Details

Sunday December 11, 2016
Asteroid 2008 UL90 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2008-10-26
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-12 at 14:53 UTC at 15.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 13.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 358 – 1133 meters in size. More Details

Saturday December 10, 2016
Asteroid 2016 XA was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-12-01
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-12 at 01:30 UTC at 7.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 11.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 12 – 38 meters in size. More Details

Friday December 09, 2016
Asteroid 2016 XV17 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-12-05
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-09 at 02:04 UTC at 19.7 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 11.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 22 – 68 meters in size. More Details

Thursday December 08, 2016
Asteroid 2016 WQ8 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-25
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-08 at 20:40 UTC at 5.1 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 14.1 km/s. It is estimated to be 23 – 71 meters in size. More Details

Wednesday December 07,  2016
Asteroid 2016 TD18 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-10-07
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-06 at 17:56 UTC at 17.8 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 6.4 km/s. It is estimated to be 38 – 119 meters in size. More Details

Tuesday December 06, 2016
Asteroid 2016 XE was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-12-01
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-07 at 08:43 UTC at 1.5 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 7.1 km/s. It is estimated to be 4 – 13 meters in size. More Details

Monday December 05, 2016
Asteroid 2016 WH10 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-30
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-06 at 19:23 UTC at 5.7 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 10.6 km/s. It is estimated to be 11 – 36 meters in size. More Details

Sunday December 04, 2016
Asteroid 2016 WD7 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-24
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-06 at 09:20 UTC at 4.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 2.9 km/s. It is estimated to be 7 – 22 meters in size. More Details

Saturday December 03, 2016
Asteroid 2016 WB8 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-25
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-05 at 17:45 UTC at 3.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 8.4 km/s. It is estimated to be 13 – 41 meters in size. More Details

Friday December 02, 2016
Asteroid 2016 WC8 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-26
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-01 at 03:34 UTC at 17.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 10.9 km/s. It is estimated to be 28 – 90 meters in size. More Details

Thursday December 01, 2016
Asteroid 2016 WQ3 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-23
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-01 at 18:40 UTC at 1.5 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 3.6 km/s. It is estimated to be 4 – 11 meters in size. More Details

Wednesday November 30, 2016
Asteroid 2016 WG7 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-25
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-12-01 at 15:56 UTC at 2.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 6.6 km/s. It is estimated to be 13 – 41 meters in size. More Details

Tuesday November 29, 2016
Asteroid 2016 WL7 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-24
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-29 at 02:04 UTC at 11.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 6.9 km/s. It is estimated to be 27 – 86 meters in size. More Details

Monday November 28, 2016
Asteroid 2016 WL7 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-24
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-29 at 02:04 UTC at 11.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 6.9 km/s. It is estimated to be 27 – 86 meters in size. More Details

Sunday November 27, 2016
Asteroid 2016 WH1 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-19
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-28 at 12:31 UTC at 22.4 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 7.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 18 – 57 meters in size. More Details

Saturday November 26, 2016
Asteroid 2016 WU2 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-23
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-25 at 03:40 UTC at 1.5 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 7.6 km/s. It is estimated to be 6 – 19 meters in size. More Details

Friday November 25, 2016

Asteroid 2016 WW2 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-24
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-25 at 02:46 UTC at 0.3 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 10.0 km/s. It is estimated to be 3 – 9 meters in size. More Details

Thursday November 24, 2016
Asteroid 2016 WG was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-18
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-25 at 19:59 UTC at 4.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 23.5 km/s. It is estimated to be 43 – 136 meters in size. More Details

Wednesday November 23, 2016
Asteroid 2016 VC1 was first observed by Purple Mountain Observatory, XuYi Station on 2016-11-02
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-22 at 02:54 UTC at 17.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 18.4 km/s. It is estimated to be 86 – 272 meters in size. More Details

Tuesday November 22, 2016
Asteroid 2016 WH was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-19
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-21 at 00:06 UTC at 2.3 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 11.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 8 – 25 meters in size. More Details

Monday November 21, 2016
Asteroid 2016 VJ2 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-06
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-21 at 20:37 UTC at 25.9 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 7.7 km/s. It is estimated to be 20 – 62 meters in size. More Details

Sunday November 20, 2016
Asteroid 2016 VT1 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-05
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-21 at 10:04 UTC at 38.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 13.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 31 – 99 meters in size. More Details

Saturday November 19, 2016
Asteroid 2013 WM was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2013-11-25
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-19 at 12:39 UTC at 9.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 36.3 km/s. It is estimated to be 33 – 103 meters in size. More Details

Friday November 18, 2016
Asteroid 2016 UY56 was first observed by Catalina Sky Survey on 2016-10-29
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-18 at 06:23 UTC at 7.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 12.0 km/s. It is estimated to be 31 – 99 meters in size. More Details

Thursday November 17, 2016
Asteroid 2016 VK2 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-06
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-16 at 21:48 UTC at 11.3 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 15.6 km/s. It is estimated to be 19 – 59 meters in size. More Details

Wednesday November 16, 2016
Asteroid 2016 UC57 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-29
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-15 at 00:54 UTC at 40.9 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 5.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 34 – 108 meters in size. More Details

Tuesday Noevmber 15, 2016
Asteroid 2016 VE4 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-09
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-15 at 08:23 UTC at 5.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 7.4 km/s. It is estimated to be 10 – 31 meters in size. More Details

Monday November 14, 2016
Asteroid 2016 VX1 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-11-04
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-13 at 21:12 UTC at 5.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 17.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 19 – 59 meters in size. More Details

Sunday November 13, 2016
Asteroid 2016 VX1 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-11-04
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-13 at 21:12 UTC at 5.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 17.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 19 – 59 meters in size. More Details

Saturday November 12, 2016

Asteroid 2016 VZ was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-05
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-12 at 10:19 UTC at 3.1 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 9.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 12 – 39 meters in size. More Details

Friday November 11, 2016
Asteroid 2016 VY1 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-06
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-12 at 15:12 UTC at 2.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 6.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 22 – 68 meters in size. More Details

Thursday November 10, 2016
Asteroid 2016 VQ was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-02
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-11 at 10:21 UTC at 2.5 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 13.6 km/s. It is estimated to be 12 – 39 meters in size. More Details

Wednesday November 09, 2016
Asteroid 2016 VA1 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-05
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-11 at 02:37 UTC at 11.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 19.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 36 – 113 meters in size. More Details

Tuesday November 08, 2016
Asteroid 2016 TT93 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-10-07
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-08 at 12:40 UTC at 27.5 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 16.1 km/s. It is estimated to be 62 – 197 meters in size. More Details

Monday November 07, 2016
Asteroid 2002 UQ12 was first observed by Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico on 2002-10-30
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-07 at 06:00 UTC at 19.4 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 20.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 65 – 206 meters in size. More Details
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Asteroid 2016 VB1 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-05
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-07 at 19:56 UTC at 0.7 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 5.4 km/s. It is estimated to be 4 – 12 meters in size. More Details

Sunday November 06, 2016
Asteroid 2016 VG was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-02
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-06 at 19:08 UTC at 4.1 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 10.4 km/s. It is estimated to be 8 – 26 meters in size. More Details

Saturday November 05, 2016
Asteroid 2016 UE was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-19
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-05 at 17:38 UTC at 5.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 3.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 17 – 54 meters in size. More Details

Friday November 04, 2016
Asteroid 2016 UE was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-19
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-05 at 17:38 UTC at 5.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 3.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 17 – 54 meters in size. More Details

Thursday November 03, 2016
Asteroid 2016 TG55 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-10-09
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-04 at 02:04 UTC at 3.8 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 6.0 km/s. It is estimated to be 12 – 39 meters in size. More Details

Wednesday November 02, 2016
Asteroid 2016 VA was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-11-01
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-11-02 at 00:32 UTC at 0.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 21.4 km/s. It is estimated to be 7 – 22 meters in size. More Details

Tuesday November 01, 2016
Asteroid (164121) was first observed by Catalina Sky Survey on 2003 12 18
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-31 at 9:24 UTC at 13.5 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 24.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 1100 – 3400 meters in size. More Details

Monday October 31, 2016
Asteroid 2016 UR36 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-10-26
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-31 at 03:13 UTC at 1.3 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 18.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 6 – 19 meters in size. More Details

Sunday October 30, 2016
Asteroid 2016 TB57 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-13
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-31 at 04:19 UTC at 5.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 2.7 km/s. It is estimated to be 11 – 36 meters in size. More Details

Saturday October 29, 2016
Asteroid 2016 UR36 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-10-26
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-31 at 03:08 UTC at 1.3 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 18.3 km/s. It is estimated to be 6 – 18 meters in size. More Details

Friday October 28, 2016
Asteroid 2016 UB26 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-22
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-27 at 21:58 UTC at 11.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 17.3 km/s. It is estimated to be 20 – 62 meters in size. More Details

Thursday October 27, 2016
Asteroid 2016 UA6 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-21
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-26 at 22:46 UTC at 16.5 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 7.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 14 – 43 meters in size. More Details

Wednesday October 26, 2016
Asteroid 2016 UH was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-19
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-26 at 21:12 UTC at 19.9 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 8.5 km/s. It is estimated to be 16 – 52 meters in size. More Details

Tuesday October 25, 2016
Asteroid 2016 TV10 was first observed by Cerro Paranal on 2016-10-05
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-26 at 11:12 UTC at 26.7 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 14.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 36 – 113 meters in size. More Details

Monday October 24, 2016
Asteroid 2016 UR5 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-21
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-24 at 06:10 UTC at 3.1 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 15.0 km/s. It is estimated to be 9 – 27 meters in size. More Details

Sunday October 23, 2016
Asteroid 2005 CE41 was first observed by Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico on 2005-02-09
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-23 at 06:43 UTC at 20.9 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 12.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 33 – 103 meters in size. More Details

Saturday October 22, 2016
Asteroid 2016 TA19 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-10-08
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-23 at 06:43 UTC at 20.9 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 12.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 34 – 108 meters in size. More Details

Friday October 21, 2016
Asteroid 2005 CE41 was first observed by Lincoln Laboratory ETS, New Mexico on 2005-02-09
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-23 at 06:43 UTC at 20.9 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 12.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 33 – 103 meters in size. More Details

Thursday October 20, 2016
Asteroid 2016 TH55 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-10
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-20 at 09:50 UTC at 26.4 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 29.7 km/s. It is estimated to be 124 – 393 meters in size. More Details

Wednesday October 19, 2016
Asteroid 2016 TE55 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-09
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-18 at 22:30 UTC at 13.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 13.1 km/s. It is estimated to be 12 – 39 meters in size. More Details

Tuesday October 18, 2016
Asteroid 2014 UR was first observed by Catalina Sky Survey on 2014-10-17
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-18 at 03:49 UTC at 12.0 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 4.3 km/s. It is estimated to be 9 – 28 meters in size. More Details

Monday October 17, 2016
Asteroid 2016 TY55 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-10-10
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-18 at 19:07 UTC at 2.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 4.9 km/s. It is estimated to be 7 – 23 meters in size. More Details

Sunday October 16, 2016
Asteroid 2016 TH10 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-04
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-16 at 22:23 UTC at 7.3 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 12.5 km/s. It is estimated to be 21 – 65 meters in size. More Details

Saturday October 15, 2016
Asteroid 2016 TZ55 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-10-10
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-15 at 21:04 UTC at 2.1 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 18.6 km/s. It is estimated to be 7 – 23 meters in size. More Details

Friday October 14, 2016
Asteroid 2016 RW was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-09-03
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-14 at 06:48 UTC at 21.8 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 6.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 45 – 143 meters in size. More Details

Thursday October 13, 2016
Asteroid 2016 TX17 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-06
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-13 at 23:44 UTC at 16.1 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 17.6 km/s. It is estimated to be 38 – 119 meters in size. More Details

Wednesday October 12, 2016
Asteroid 2016 TO11 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-06
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-12 at 19:00 UTC at 2.3 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 9.9 km/s. It is estimated to be 7 – 21 meters in size. More Details

Tuesday October 11, 2016
Asteroid 2016 TB19 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-09
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-11 at 19:12 UTC at 0.8 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 13.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 3 – 10 meters in size. More Details

Monday October 10, 2016
Asteroid 2016 SF17 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-09-27
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-10 at 13:39 UTC at 24.6 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 5.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 28 – 90 meters in size. More Details

Sunday October 09, 2016

Asteroid 2016 TA11 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-05
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-08 at 21:43 UTC at 5.0 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 7.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 7 – 23 meters in size. More Details

Saturday October 08, 2016

Asteroid 2016 TX10 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-05
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-07 at 22:23 UTC at 5.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 15.2 km/s. It is estimated to be 14 – 45 meters in size. More Details

Friday October 07, 2016
Asteroid 2016 SR2 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-09-25
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-07 at 08:00 UTC at 3.8 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 5.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 11 – 34 meters in size. More Details

Thursday October 06, 2016
Asteroid 2016 TO was first observed by Catalina Sky Survey on 2016-10-01
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-05 at 07:52 UTC at 36 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 13.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 49 – 156 meters in size. More Details

Wednesday October 05, 2016
Asteroid 2016 TG was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-01
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-07 at 13:50 UTC at 8.1 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 14.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 16 – 49 meters in size. More Details

Tuesday October 04, 2016
Asteroid 2016 TH was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-10-02
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-03 at 16:30 UTC at 0.3 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 7.9 km/s. It is estimated to be 2 – 8 meters in size. More Details

Monday October 03, 2016
Asteroid 2016 SR2 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-09-25
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-07 at 07:59 UTC at 3.8 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 5.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 11 – 34 meters in size. More Details

Sunday October 02, 2016
Asteroid (462959) was first observed by Kitt Peak on 2011-02-22
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-10-06 at 20:30 UTC at 15.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 8.8 km/s. It is estimated to be 119 – 375 meters in size. More Details

Saturday October 01, 2016
Asteroid 2015 SO2 was first observed by Crni Vrh on 2015-09-21
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-09-30 at 00:22 UTC at 17.4 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 6.1 km/s. It is estimated to be 31 – 99 meters in size. More Details

Friday September 30, 2016
Asteroid 2016 SZ1 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-09-25
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-09-29 at 16:46 UTC at 6.1 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 11.0 km/s. It is estimated to be 9 – 30 meters in size. More Details

Thursday September 29, 2016
Asteroid 2016 SL2 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-09-25
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-09-29 at 10:00 UTC at 2.4 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 24.3 km/s. It is estimated to be 16 – 49 meters in size. More Details


Wednesday September 28, 2016
Asteroid 2016 SW1 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-09-25. It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-09-28 at 02:00 UTC at 1.3 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed of 5.5 km/s. It is estimated to be 4 – 12 meters in size. More Details


Tuesday September 27, 2016
Asteroid 2016 SG was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2016-09-22
It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-09-27 at 04:34 UT at 2.3 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed of 15.9 km/s. It is estimated to be 9 – 30 meters in size. More Details

Friday September 23, 2016
Asteroid 2016 RL20 was first observed by Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on 2016-09-08. It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2016-09-25 at 18:22:56 UT at 18.2 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed of 15.4 km/s. It is estimated to be 39 – 124 meters in size. More Details

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PRESS RELEASE (PORTUGESE): NAÇÕES UNIDAS PROCLAMAM 30 DE JUNHO COMO DIA INTERNACIONAL DO ASTEROIDE

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NAÇÕES UNIDAS PROCLAMAM 30 DE JUNHO COMO DIA INTERNACIONAL DO ASTEROIDE

Nova York (07 de Dezembro de 2016) Os fundadores do Dia do Asteroide anunciaram hoje que a Assembleia Geral das Nações Unidas acaba de reconhecer oficialmente o Dia do Asteroide, declarando que “a partir de agora cada 30 de junho se celebrará esse evento a nível internacional para conscientizar a população sobre o risco de impacto destes objetos no aniversário da queda ocorrida em Tunguska (Sibéria, Rússia) em 30 de junho de 1908.

O informe completo da Assembleia Geral pode ser lido em:

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/71/492

“Estamos bastante orgulhosos do reconhecimento das Nações Unidas pois precisamente criamos o Dia do Asteroide para aumentar a consciência coletiva sobre o risco que representa os asteroides e a oportunidade que surge de unir todos os seres humanos ao redor de um mesmo objetivo: proteger nosso planeta do risco de impacto dos asteroides”, declararam os co-fundadores Dr. Brian May, Danica Remy, Grig Richters e Rusty Schweickart. “Os impactos de asteroides são os únicos desastres naturais que sabemos como prevenir se, como tripulantes de nossa nave espacial Terra, trabalharmos juntos para encontrar uma solução global”.

No início de 2016, o Comitê ASE que estuda os objetos próximos da Terra (NEOs) introduziu uma recomendação formal em Viena junto ao Comitê das Nações Unidas sobre o uso pacífico do espaço exterior (conhecido como Declaração COPUOS) para que a Assembleia Geral adotasse o Dia do Asteroide como dia anual de comemoração.

Há tempos que o Comitê das Nações Unidas tem mostrado grande interesse em melhorar nosso conhecimento sobre a distribuição no espaço e as características dos NEOs potencialmente perigosos, além de prevenir e diminuir o risco associado ao impacto destes objetos com a Terra. Tais iniciativas buscam que as nações desenvolvam planos específicos mediante o assessoramento da Rede Internacional de Alerta de Asteroides (IAWN) e do Grupo Consultivo de Planejamento de Missões Espaciais (SMPAG).

Através da iniciativa da Associação de Exploradores do Espaço (ASE), uma organização internacional de astronautas, e a Fundação B612, uma organização privada criada para proteger a Terra dos riscos de impacto por asteroides, o primeiro Dia do Asteroide ocorreu em 30 de junho de 2015.  A data foi escolhida para lembrar o impacto de asteroide mais devastador registrado na história, ocorrido sobre Tunguska nesse mesmo dia em 1908, que destruiu cerca de 2.000 quilômetros quadrados de taiga na Sibéria, Rússia. Durante o Dia do Asteroide de 2016, mais de 500 eventos educativos sobre asteroides foram realizados em 72 países, envolvendo mais de 150.000 participantes e outros milhares de participantes remotos através das atividades retransmitidas ao vivo pela internet.

Durante o anúncio oficial do Dia do Asteroide realizado em 3 de Dezembro de 2014, nossa organização lançou a chamada Declaração dos Asteroides 100X, que continha três objetivos principais:

  1. Empregar e fomentar tecnologia aplicável para detectar e rastrear aqueles asteroides próximos à Terra que ameaçam a população, através dos governos e de associações privadas e filantrópicas;
  1. Aumentar em cem vezes (100x) o descobrimento e acompanhamento de NEOs em até 100.000 anuais dentro da próxima década;
  1. Adotar a nível internacional o Dia do Asteroide a fim de incrementar a consciência coletiva sobre o risco de impacto e realizar os esforços necessários para preveni-los, o 30 de Junho de 2015.

Atualmente, essa declaração tem sido firmada por centenas de cientistas e especialistas em ciências planetárias, grandes empresários, governos e mais de 40.000 cidadãos a nível particular.  Com o reconhecimento das Nações Unidas, uma de nossas três ações propostas inicialmente foi concluída em apenas dois anos desde o lançamento de nossa iniciativa.

Dr. Ed Lu, astronauta integrante de três missões de ônibus espacial (shuttle) e oficial de operacões da Fundação B612: “A declaração das Nações Unidas sobre o Dia do Asteroide constitui um testamento sobre a importância do trabalho desenvolvido a nível internacional por cientistas e engenheiros ao redor do mundo para proteger a Terra dos impactos de asteroides. Se trabalharmos corretamente, a Terra não será atingida novamente por outro grande asteroide!”.

Jan Wörner, Diretor Geral da Agência Espacial Europeia (ESA): “Este reconhecimento internacional mostra como os asteroides se transformaram num magnífico exemplo de colaboração em escala mundial.”

O astronauta Espanhol Pedro Duque declara: “Todos nós astronautas estamos conscientes do risco de impacto da Terra com asteroides. Por isso nossa Associação de Exploradores do Espaço apoia decididamente o desenvolvimento de tecnologias operacionais para podermos detectá-los e desviá-los. É para mim uma grande satisfação ver hoje a Assembleia Geral das Nações Unidas declarando o 30 de Junho como “Dia Internacional do Asteroide”, reconhecendo o valor do evento anual de conscientização da sociedade que temos celebrado desde 2014.”

Sobre o Dia do Asteroide

O Dia do Asteroide é um movimento em escala global criado com a finalidade de aumentar o interesse público acerca de potenciais colisões com asteroides e fomentar o desenvolvimento de meios para proteger nosso planeta. Foi criado em 2014, pelo Dr. Brian May, astrofísico e guitarrista da banda de rock Queen; Danica Remy, oficial chefe de operações da Fundação B612, Rusty Schweickart, astronauta das missões Apolo e o cineasta alemão Grig Richters. O Dia do Asteroide se celebra a cada 30 de junho para recordar o maior impacto de um asteroide em nossa história contemporânea: ocorrido em Tunguska em 1908 e que devastou cerca de 2.000 km2 de vegetação taiga siberiana, equivalente ao tamanho de qualquer cidade metropolitana.

Contatos para as mídias: Diane Murphy: pr@asteroidday.org; +1-310-658-8756. Também pode contactar Grig Richters na Europa: +49-15225672398.

Saulo Machado, coordenador nacional do Asteroid Day no Brasil: smfastro@yahoo.com.br

Coordenadores regionais no Brasil:

Região Centro Oeste – Clayton G. Saints: g.g.a.c.goiania@gmail.com

Região Sul – Cristian Reis Westphal: cienciaeastronomia@gmail.com

Região Sudeste – Eduardo Plácido Santiago: eduardopsok@gmail.com

Região Nordeste – Marcelo Zurita: marcelozurita@gmail.com

Região Norte – Yara Laiz Souza: yaralaizsouza@gmail.com

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