Mark Trueblood Science at the Winer Observatory

Near Earth Objects

minor planet 2000QW7 Using the University of Iowa 0.5-m telescope, Mark Trueblood took this image of minor planet 2000QW7 on August 31, 2000. This small Near Earth Object is an asteroid that came within 12 Earth-Moon orbital radii (3 million miles) of the Earth.

See also Dave Berry on near Earth objects.

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