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A mile-wide asteroid (2000 PN9) flew past Earth on March 6th at a close but safe distance of two million miles. Using a 16-inch Meade telescope and a digital video camera, Bob Forrest of Hertford, UK, recorded the encounter: "I was surprised how rapidly the asteroid moved." His video spans 8 minutes and shows the asteroid racing through the constellation Pisces.