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Two small asteroids zipped close by Earth on March 26 2012, passing between our planet and the orbit of the moon.
As said Nasa scientists this two asteroids not pose any threat of impacting our world. The two space rocks flew by Earth in rapid fire. According to astronomers with NASA’s Asteroid Watch program, one asteroid zoomed by early in the day while the second buzzed the planet at 1:09 p.m. EDT (1709 GMT). The first object, called asteroid 2012 FP35, came within 96,000 miles (154,000 km) of the Earth when it passed by earlier on March 26. Asteroid 2012 FP35 is just under 30 feet (9 meters) wide, making it about the size of a tour bus. The second asteroid is called 2012 FS35 and crept even closer to Earth, coming within 36,000 miles (58,000 km) when it whipped by the planet. Asteroid 2012 FS35 is even smaller than asteroid 2012 FP35, at nearly 10 feet (3 meters) wide, it is only the size of a small car. The paths of both asteroids brought them well inside the orbit of the moon, which typically circles Earth at a distance of about 238,000 miles (382,900 km). As said Nasa scientists asteroid 2012 FP35 passed within 0.4 lunar distances to Earth, while asteroid 2012 FS35 came within 0.17 lunar distances. The two asteroids, asteroid 2012 FP35 and asteroid 2012 FS35, were first detected over the weekend and quickly dismissed as potential impact threats to Earth. Their small size means they would likely not survive the fiery trip through Earth’s atmosphere to reach the surface.
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