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367943 Duende, also known by its provisional designation 2012 DA14, is a near-Earth asteroid with an estimated diameter of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}. Before radar imaging, its estimated diameter was 45–50 meters.<ref name="Wayback"/> During its 15 February 2013 close passage, Duende passed {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}, or 4.3 Earth radii, from Earth's surface.<ref name="news177"/> This is a record close approach for a known object of this size.<ref name="news177"/> About 16 hours before the closest approach of Duende, an asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere above Russia, which was, however, unrelated to it because it had a completely different orbit.<ref name="news130301"/><ref name="meteor">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="no connection">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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Intro   Discovery and past risk assessments   2013 passage  Risks  See also  References  External links  

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367943 Duende, also known by its provisional designation 2012 DA14, is a near-Earth asteroid with an estimated diameter of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}. Before radar imaging, its estimated diameter was 45–50 meters.<ref name="Wayback"/> During its 15 February 2013 close passage, Duende passed {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}, or 4.3 Earth radii, from Earth's surface.<ref name="news177"/> This is a record close approach for a known object of this size.<ref name="news177"/> About 16 hours before the closest approach of Duende, an asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere above Russia, which was, however, unrelated to it because it had a completely different orbit.<ref name="news130301"/><ref name="meteor">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="no connection">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


367943 Duende sections
Intro   Discovery and past risk assessments   2013 passage  Risks  See also  References  External links  

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