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Asteroid (165347) Philplait makes its closest approach to the Earth (1.396 AU) on the 23rd November, 2011.



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The "Bad Astronomer," as Phil Plait is known among fellow cosmos junkies, is the new space kid in town.
The well-known astro-educator, former NASA scientist, faithful star blogger and Boulder resident is celebrating his latest honour -- an asteroid named just for him.
The asteroid formerly known as 2000 WG11 is now officially known as asteroid 165347 Philplait.

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