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Astronomers have retracted a red-alert warning that Earth will have a near-miss with an asteroid tomorrow after confusing the minor planet for a European space probe.

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Doh!
2007 VN84 = Rosetta spaceprobe



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A 20 meter sized  asteroid, 2007 VN84, discovered by  Richard Kowalski and the Catalina Sky Survey is predicted to make a extremely close flyby of the earth on Nov 13.844 UT
The object may reach around magnitude 9.7  and be favourably positioned.
The minimum distance from the geocenter will only be 0.000081 AU (1.89 Earth radii).
Ephemeris:
2007 VN84                a,e,i = 1.19, 0.34, 2                   q = 0.7821
Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
2007 11 06.00 03 03.84 +10 44.7 0.0433 1.034 172.8 6.9 20.1
2007 11 07.00 03 03.83 +10 42.9 0.0377 1.029 173.2 6.6 19.7
2007 11 08.00 03 03.81 +10 40.7 0.0322 1.023 173.5 6.3 19.4
2007 11 09.00 03 03.75 +10 37.9 0.0267 1.017 173.6 6.3 19.0
2007 11 10.00 03 03.65 +10 34.2 0.0212 1.011 173.5 6.4 18.4
2007 11 11.00 03 03.47 +10 28.3 0.0157 1.006 173.2 6.6 17.8
2007 11 12.00 03 03.10 +10 16.8 0.0102 1.000 172.7 7.2 16.9
2007 11 13.00 03 01.92 +09 39.7 0.00473 0.994 171.6 8.3 15.2
2007 11 13.80 02 32.24 -06 21.2 0.00028 0.990 153.6 26.4 09.7


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