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Daily cosmobite: Isaac Newton approaches

Portrait of Isaac Newton by Sir Godfrey Kneller. Courtesy Wikimedia CommonsThe space rock or asteroid 8000 Isaac Newton is named after the great English scientist who formulated the law of gravity. Belgian astronomer Henri Debehogne discovered the asteroid from the European Southern Observatory in September 1986. Today at a distance of 280 million km it is at its closest to Earth for the year.

Portrait of Isaac Newton by Sir Godfrey Kneller. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

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