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Asteroid 2006BQ6

Asteroid 2006 BQ6 was discovered by the Mt. Lemmon Survey (University of Arizona) on January 22, 2006.
It will approach within 0.037 AU (14 lunar distances) of Earth on July 29.
Its physical properties are unknown, but its absolute magnitude of 19.5 suggests a diameter within a factor of two of 400 meters.
Using past experience as a guide, there is a 1/6 chance that it is a binary.
Goldstone observations are scheduled on July 31, August 1, and August 3.
Radar observations previously scheduled at Arecibo have been cancelled due to problems with the turbine generator.
Due to the proximity of its orbit to Earth and its diameter, 2006 BQ6 has been classified as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" by the Minor Planet Centre.

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