Comment: Interesting article, the first I've seen of this tidbit

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Interesting article, the first I've seen of this tidbit

"The asteroid will pass most directly by Antarctica"

I hope it doesn't have any large degree of magnetism. Something awfully bad could happen. I wonder if they've taken that into account?

"Asteroids — rich with metals such as iron, gold, cobalt and platinum — in recent years have become of great interest as potential mining sites"

They mention that yet fail to reveal the makeup of the asteroid in question. I'm sure they've done an analysis. If someone knows what it is, please post a link.