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New asteroid detected hours before hitting Earth


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A new asteroid named "2022WJ1" was detected.. and just a few hours later detonates in the air over Niagra falls. Barely even enough time to say, "oh, shit!"  :D  Fortunately it was only a few feet across. 

The real news here of course is that it was detected before impact.  This is only the 6th time we've managed to do that.

As usual Scott Manley has some good coverage of it in this week's space summary.

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