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At this week’s pass, the asteroid will be about .07 astronomical units or about 6.5 million miles away — the equivalent of about 30 trips between our pale blue planet and the moon.
Gliese 710 will be about 16,000 astronomical units away from the sun.
For instance, the object takes 1,100 earth years to orbit the sun in an elliptical orbit that brings it as close as 38 astronomical units (the distance of the earth to the sun) and as far as 180 AUs.
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