Near-Earth Asteroid 2023 DZ2 very close encounter: a image – 16 Mar. 2023
On 25 Mar. 2023, the near-Earth asteroid 2023 DZ2 will have a very close, but safe encounter with our Earth, coming as close as 173.000 km from its center. We captured it while approaching us.
The image above comes from the average of three, 180-second exposure, remotely taken with the “Elena” (PlaneWave 17″ + Paramount ME + SBIG STL-6303E) robotic unit available at Virtual Telescope.
At the imaging time, asteroid 2023 DZ2 was at about 5.7 millions of km from us and was safely approaching our planet.
This 44-99meters large asteroid (source: Nasa/JPL) was discovered on 27 Feb. 2023 and announced on 16 Mar. 2023. Of course, there are no risks at all for our planet.
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