Near-Earth object (25916) 2001 CP44

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2001 CP44

I participated in the spot the near-earth asteroid campaign.

25916 (2001CP44) is estimated to be 5.68 kilometres in diameter. For reference, an impact from a one km asteroid could be enough to destroy a continent; the Chicxulub impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago were caused by an asteroid 10 km wide.

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