Asteroid Flies Under the Radar, Literally

A 16-foot wide asteroid has passed the Earth in a phenomenally close call. The Asteroid, named 2004 YD5, passed just below the 22,300 mile range where geostationary satellites sit. What makes the incident most interesting is that the asteroid was not seen until after it passed the Earth, due to the well-known Cosmic Blind Spot caused by the Sun

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