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Asteroid 2007 GX01

By taking advantage of newly-established astronomical equipment, researchers with the CAS Purple Mountain Observatory discovered a near-earth objective (NEO) on 10 April, making the total of similar findings to 19 within the past two months.
The 18th magnitude minor planet was located in the constellation of Virgo when it was spotted by CAS astronomers. In the follow-up tracking measurement, it was found in a rapid movement with an angular velocity about 0.54 degree per day, doubling the speed of a common asteroid. It has temporarily designated as 2007GX01 by the International Minor Planet Centre (MPC).

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