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Two quick 2010 AL30 updates

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitJan 14, 2010 6:02 AM

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Two quick things about 2010 AL30, the small object that passed the Earth earlier today: 1) I wrote that it looks to be natural and not some booster, but now an ESA scientist says it might be a booster from Venus Express. His argument is a good one, but it's difficult to prove. 2) Universe Today has a very cool animation of the object as it slid past us, created using 30 still images. It's fun to watch, if a little dizzying.

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