On This Day: August 13th

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On the 13th of August 1898 Carl Gustav Witt did covered 433 Eros, it was the first near-Earth asteroid to be discovered. 433 Eros is an S-type near-Earth asteroid approximately 34.4×11.2×11.2 kilometres in size, the second-largest near-Earth asteroid after 1036 Ganymed. It was the first asteroid orbited by an Earth probe (in 2000). It belongs to the Amor group.

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