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Asteroid 2004 FH

Introduction

This simulation shows the very close encounter of Asteroid 2004 FH with the Earth on 18th March 2004.

The simulation also contains the Sun, together with all known planets and the Moon.

What you can do with it

If you run the simulation forward, you can watch the close encounter from different viewpoints, and see how the asteroid's orbit was significantly changed by the influence of the Earth's gravity.

Ideas for further investigation

You can find out more from the following website:

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news142.html


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