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02 March 2009

2009 DD45 Roundup

Near Earth Asteroid 2009 DD45 on 2009 March 2 - moving at about 500"/minute (from Canberra, Australia).

2009 DD45, a small Near Earth Asteroid, passed by the Earth on 3:44 UT on 02 March 2009 at a close approach distance of 74,800 km/46,478.5 miles/0.000482 AU.

Link: Universe Today Article

Link: MPC Information on 2209 DD45

Link: Sky and Telescope Article

Link: JPL Small-Body Database Browser for 2009 DD45

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