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21 December 2007

JPL News Release and PodCast on 2007 WD5

The current position of asteroid 2007 WD5, with its orbit shown in blue. The asteroid's orbit stretches from just outside the Earth's orbit at its closest point to the Sun, to the outer reaches of the asteroid belt at its farthest.

This artist rendering uses an arrow to show the predicted path of the asteroid on Jan. 30, 2008, and the orange swath indicates the area it is expected to pass through. Mars may or may not be in its path. Image credit: NASA/JPL

Link: JPL New Release

Link: JPL Podcast

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