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69230 Hermes

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  1. an Apollo, Mars- and Venus-crosser asteroid that passed Earth at about twice the distance of the Moon on October 30, 1937

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  2. It is named after the Greek god Hermes

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  3. At the time, this was the closest known approach of an asteroid to the Earth

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  4. Not until 1989 was a closer approach (by 4581 Asclepius) observed

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  5. At closest approach, Hermes was moving 5° per hour across the sky and reached 8th magnitude

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