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Distance/sizeNumber of If the Earth Was the Size of a Basketball
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KM milesEarth (Equatorial) radiusEarth (Equatorial) diametersEarth (Equatorial) CircumferenceLunar distancesinchesmicronmmcmFeetmeteryards
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Estimated Diameter of 2013 TX68 mim0.020.013.606E-061.803E-065.739E-075.990E-080.000.430.000.000.000.000.0000004703012778
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Estimated Diameter of 2013 TX68 max0.050.038.153E-064.076E-061.298E-061.354E-070.000.970.000.000.000.000.000001063289846
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Estimated Diameter of  2016 RB1  mim0.00730.001.145E-065.723E-071.822E-071.901E-080.000.140.000.000.000.000.000000149269536
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Estimated Diameter of 2016 RB1  max0.0160.012.509E-061.254E-063.993E-074.167E-080.000.300.000.000.000.000.0000003271661063
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Estimated Diameter of 2016 VA  mim0.00910.011.427E-067.134E-072.271E-072.370E-080.000.170.000.000.000.000.000000186075723
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Estimated Diameter of 2016 VA  max0.020.013.136E-061.568E-064.991E-075.208E-080.000.370.000.000.000.000.0000004089576329
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Moon (Equatorial) radius1,737.501,079.630.270.140.040.001.2832,486.9832.493.250.110.030.03552819436
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Moon (Equatorial) diameter3,475.002,159.260.540.270.090.012.5664,973.9664.976.500.210.060.07105638872
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Monn (Equatorial) Circumference10,917.036,783.531.710.860.270.038.04204,121.72204.1220.410.670.200.2232302288
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Earth (Equatorial) radius6,378.103,963.171.000.500.160.024.70119,254.80119.2511.930.390.120.1304186339
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Earth (Equatorial) diameter12,756.207,926.342.001.000.320.039.39238,509.60238.5123.850.780.240.2608372678
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Earth (Equatorial) Circumference40,074.7824,901.326.283.141.000.1029.50749,300.00749.3074.932.460.750.8194444444
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Top of the Troposphere20.0012.433.14E-031.57E-034.99E-045.21E-050.01373.950.370.040.000.000.0004089576329
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Top of the Stratosphere60.0037.289.41E-034.70E-031.50E-031.56E-040.041,121.851.120.110.000.000.001226872899
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Top of the Mesosphere120.0074.561.88E-029.41E-032.99E-033.13E-040.092,243.712.240.220.010.000.002453745797
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STS-1(Perigee)240.00149.130.040.020.016.25E-040.184,487.414.490.450.010.000.004907491595
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STS-1(apogee)251.00155.960.040.020.016.54E-040.184,693.084.690.470.020.000.005132418293
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ISS(Perigee)400.00248.550.060.030.011.04E-030.297,479.027.480.750.020.010.008179152658
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ISS(apogee)410.00254.760.060.030.011.07E-030.307,665.997.670.770.030.010.008383631475
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Top of Thermosphere600.00372.820.090.050.011.56E-030.4411,218.5311.221.120.040.010.01226872899
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The Close-Approach of 2011 CQ1 on 2011-Feb-04 Nominal Distance:after subtracting the radiusof the earth5,473.393,401.010.860.430.140.0144.03102,339.02102.3410.230.340.100.1119193106
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The Close-Approach of 2011 CQ1 on 2011-Feb-04 Nominal Distance: 11,851.497,364.181.860.930.300.0318.72221,593.82221.5922.160.730.220.2423379446
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The Close-Approach of 2008 TS26 on 2008-Oct-09 Nominal Distance: after subtracting the radiusof the earth6,251.193,884.310.980.490.160.0164.60116,881.86116.8811.690.380.120.1278235516
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The Close-Approach of 2008 TS26 on 2008-Oct-09 Nominal Distance: 12,629.297,847.481.980.990.320.0339.30236,136.65236.1423.610.770.240.2582421855
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The Close-Approach of 2004 FU162 on 2004-Mar-31 Nominal Distance:after subtracting the radiusof the earth6,535.434,060.931.020.510.160.0174.81122,196.54122.2012.220.400.120.1336357659
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The Close-Approach of 2004 FU162 on 2004-Mar-31 Nominal Distance:12,913.538,024.102.021.010.320.0349.51241,451.34241.4524.150.790.240.2640543998
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The Close-Approach of 2012 TC4 on 2017-Oct-12 Minimum Possible Distance:after subtracting the radiusof the earth6,813.144,233.491.070.530.170.0185.02127,389.03127.3912.740.420.130.139314341
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The Close-Approach of 2012 TC4 on 2017-Oct-12 Minimum Possible Distance:13,191.248,196.662.071.030.330.0349.71246,643.83246.6424.660.810.250.2697329749
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The Close-Approach of 2016 DY30 on 2016-Feb-26 Nominal Distance:after subtracting the radiusof the earth7,939.484,933.371.240.620.200.0215.84148,448.84148.4514.840.490.150.1623456222
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The Close-Approach of 2016 DY30 on 2016-Feb-26 Nominal Distance:14,317.588,896.532.241.120.360.03710.54267,703.64267.7026.770.880.270.2927642562
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The Close-Approach of 2012 TC4 on 2017-Oct-12 Nominal Distance: after subtracting the radius of the earth8,020.934,983.981.260.630.200.0215.90149,971.71149.9715.000.490.150.164011059
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The Close-Approach of 2012 TC4 on 2017-Oct-12 Nominal Distance: 14,399.038,947.142.261.130.360.03710.60269,226.51269.2326.920.880.270.2944296929
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Closest possible approach distances of 2013 TX68(as of February 2, 2016)(JPL)  (geocentric distance)17,702.7811,000.002.781.390.440.04613.03330,998.56331.0033.101.090.330.361984432
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NEODyS-2's Min possible distance of 2013 TX68  (geocentric distance)24,668.6915,328.413.871.930.620.06418.16461,243.87461.2446.121.510.460.504422433
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Possible closest approach distances of 2013 TX68(as of February 11, 2016)(JPL) (geocentric distance)30,972.2619,245.274.862.430.770.08122.80579,105.18579.1157.911.900.580.6333171272
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Closest possible approach distances of 2016 RB1(as of September 7, 2016)(JPL)34,071.2221,170.875.342.670.850.08925.08637,048.01637.0563.702.090.640.6966841718
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NEODyS-2's Min possible distance of 2016 RB1(as of September 7, 2016)34,073.1621,172.085.342.670.850.08925.08637,084.45637.0863.712.090.640.6967240248
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NEODyS-2's Nominal distance  of 2016 RB1(as of September 7, 2016)34,088.1221,181.385.342.670.850.08925.09637,364.16637.3663.742.090.640.6970299251
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Nominal Distance of  2016 RB1(as of September 7, 2016) (JPL)34,092.0321,183.805.352.670.850.08925.10637,437.14637.4463.742.090.640.6971097331
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Closest possible approach distances of 2016 RB1(as of September 8, 2016)(JPL)34,095.8721,186.195.352.670.850.08925.10637,509.07637.5163.752.090.640.6971883961
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Nominal Distance of  2016 RB1(as of September 8, 2016) (JPL)34,101.2221,189.515.352.670.850.08925.10637,608.95637.6163.762.090.640.6972976287
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NEODyS-2's Min/Nominal possible distance of 2016 RB1(as of September 8, 2016)34,103.0821,190.675.352.670.850.08925.10637,643.88637.6463.762.090.640.6973358254
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Maximum possible approach distances of 2016 RB1(as of September 8, 2016)(JPL)34,106.5640,481.185.352.670.850.08925.11637,708.83637.7163.772.090.640.6974068613
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Maximum possible approach distances of 2016 RB1(as of September 7, 2016)(JPL)34,112.8321,196.735.352.670.850.08925.11637,826.16637.8363.782.090.640.6975351718
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Geosynchronous orbit35,786.0022,236.395.612.810.890.09326.34669,110.27669.1166.912.200.670.7317478926
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2017 BH30 Close-Approach Data Minimum Distance after subtracting the radius of the earth
45,453.4928,243.497.133.561.130.11833.46849,868.53849.8784.992.790.850.9294275225
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Closest possible approach distances of 2016 VA(as of November 2, 2016)(JPL)87,720.4954,506.9813.756.882.190.22864.571,640,157.591,640.16164.025.381.641.793698157
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NEODyS-2's Min/Nominal possible distance of 2016 VA(as of November 2, 2016)87,808.7254,561.8113.776.882.190.22964.641,641,807.301,641.81164.185.391.641.795502294
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Nominal Distance of  2016 VA(as of November 2, 2016) (JPL)87,810.3454,562.8213.776.882.190.22964.641,641,837.621,641.84164.185.391.641.79553546
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Maximum possible approach distances of 2016 VA(as of November 2, 2016)(JPL)87,900.2254,618.6613.786.892.190.22964.711,643,518.071,643.52164.355.391.641.797373213
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2017 BX  Closest possible approach distances as of 2017-01-24 (JPL) after subtracting the radiusof the earth264,355.36164,262.8141.4520.726.600.688194.604,942,795.704,942.80494.2816.224.945.405507114
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Lunar distance (perigee)363,104.00225,622.3756.9328.469.060.946267.296,789,152.646,789.15678.9222.276.797.424707617
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Lunar distance after subtracting the radius of the earth377,621.90234,643.3759.2129.609.420.983277.987,060,601.707,060.60706.0623.167.067.721567918
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Lunar distance 384,000.00238,606.5460.2130.109.581.000282.677,179,856.507,179.86717.9923.567.187.851986552
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Lunar distance (apogee)405,696.00252,087.8163.6131.8010.121.057298.647,585,518.407,585.52758.5524.897.598.295623792
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The Close-Approach of 2012 TC4 on 2017-Oct-12 Maximum Possible Distance: after subtracting the radius of the earth426,892.50265,258.7066.9333.4710.651.112314.257,981,840.947,981.84798.1826.197.988.729047399
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The Close-Approach of 2012 TC4 on 2017-Oct-12 Maximum Possible Distance: 433,270.60269,221.8767.9333.9710.811.128318.948,101,095.748,101.10810.1126.588.108.859466033
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2013 TX68( Nominal Distance (as of February 2, 2016) (JPL) (geocentric distance)501,376.53311,540.9378.6139.3012.511.306369.089,374,509.279,374.51937.4530.769.3710.25208801
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Minor Planet Center's Tweets closest approach distances of 2013 TX68( Mar 7, 2016)  4,085,760.002,538,773.56640.59320.30101.9510.6403,007.6276,393,673.1976,393.677,639.37250.6476.3983.54513691
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NEODyS-2's Nominal distance of 2013 TX68   (geocentric distance)4,961,772.423,083,102.44777.94388.97123.8112.9213,652.4892,772,952.9992,772.959,277.30304.3792.77101.4577351
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Nominal Distance of  2013 TX68  (as of February 11, 2016)(JPL)  (geocentric distance) 4,993,981.203,103,116.05782.99391.49124.6213.0053,676.1993,375,178.1393,375.189,337.52306.3593.38102.1163365
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Maximum possible distance of 2013 TX68 (as of February 2, 2016)(JPL)  (geocentric distance)14,484,096.009,000,000.002,270.911,135.46361.4337.71910,662.09270,817,007.44270,817.0127,081.70888.51270.82296.1690807
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Maximum possible distance of 2013 TX68 (as of February 11, 2016)(JPL)  (geocentric distance)17,248,779.9910,717,894.992,704.381,352.19430.4144.91912,697.24322,509,805.21322,509.8132,250.981,058.10322.51352.7010118
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2016 WF9 50,967,697.7531,669,859.127,991.053,995.521,271.81132.72837,518.53952,970,719.06952,970.7295,297.073,126.54952.97
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Astronomical Unit149,600,000.0092,957,130.3623,455.2611,727.633,733.02389.583110,124.112,797,152,429.292,797,152.43279,715.249,177.012,797.15
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KM pre inchmiles pre inchKM pre cmmiles pre cm
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Asteroid '13: If Earth Was the Size of a Basketball...(https://weather.com/science/space/news/asteroid-earth-basketball-scale-20130213)
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Basketball Official Size & Weight(http://www.livestrong.com/article/84284-basketball-official-size-weight/)
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Catalog of Earth Satellite Orbits(http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/OrbitsCatalog/)
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Compare the Planets(http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/compare&Object1=Moon)
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Distance to the Moon - NASA (https://www.nasa.gov/pdf/180561main_ETM.Distance.Moon.pdf)
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Earth Fact Sheet(http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/earthfact.html)
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How far away is the Moon? (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/02/24/how-far-away-is-the-moon)
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How Far Away is the Moon? (The Scale of the Universe) ( https://youtu.be/Bz9D6xba9Og )
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ISS - Orbit (http://www.heavens-above.com/orbit.aspx?satid=25544)
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Minor Planet Center's Tweets on th closest approach of 2013 TX68 (https://twitter.com/MinorPlanetCtr/status/706829450575527937)
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NEODyS-2's Close Approaches Table (http://newton.dm.unipi.it/neodys/index.php?pc=1.1.8&n=2013TX68)
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Small Asteroid to Pass Close to Earth March 8 (http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4888)
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STS-1(http://www.astronautix.com/flights/sts1.htm)
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