"A near-Earth object that could be human-made has just been discovered hurtling toward us. On Wednesday, the object called 2010 AL30 will fly by Earth at a distance of just 80,000 miles (130,000 kilometers). That's only one-third of the way from here to the moon — that is, very close. ...

The discovery of this 10-meter-wide object is testament to the increasing capabilities of the international community of asteroid hunters. When 2010 AL30 does make its closest approach on Wednesday, they can take a more detailed look at the small visitor, verifying whether it is indeed an asteroid or an artificial object. However, the consensus seems to be that it's a natural inhabitant of our solar system, passing safely through our neighborhood, providing asteroid hunters with an interesting target to study."

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From astronomers, uncapable of telling us what is happening at less than 100.000 miles away from the earth, but telling us, with great apparent certainty, what is happening millions of light years away... please spare us !

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