India successfully launched Chandrayaan-2 orbiter mission and lunar surface spacecraft on Monday.
According to scientists asteroid 2011 MD, whose size is between 8 to 18 meters, on Monday, June 27, 2011, at 13.26 GMT (17.26 GMT), will fly close to Earth, below the orbits of geostationary satellites.It will fly at a distance of 0.00012 AU from Earth, about 18 thousand kilometers, which is half the height of the geostationary satellites (about 36 thousand kilometers).Asteroid 2011MD was discovered only two days ago, on June 22, 2011. The trajectory of the asteroid at the time of closest approach to Earth will pass over the southern Atlantic and the coasts of Antarctica.Scientists say that the collision of asteroid with the Earth excluded. But have to say that the gravitation of the Earth may strongly exchange orbit of asteroid 2011 MD.
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