In Two Weeks This 50-Meter Asteroid Will Buzz Our Planet
by Jason Major on January 30, 2013
Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/99660/in-two-weeks-this-50-meter-asteroid-will-buzz-our-planet/#ixzz2JQleKBVx
On February 15 a chunk of rock about 50 meters wide will whiz by Earth at nearly 8 km/s, coming within 27,680 km of our planet’s surface — closer than many weather and communications satellites.
For those of you more comfortable with imperial units, that’s 165 feet wide traveling 17,800 mph coming within 17,200 miles. But regardless whether you prefer meters or miles, in astronomy that’s what’s called a close call.
Scientists stress that there’s no danger of an impact by this incoming asteroid, designated 2012-DA14, but it’s yet another reminder that in our neck of the Solar System we are definitely not alone.
…i swear, coincidences do happen…! LIKE HEIGHT OF SOME Weather and Communications Satellites…!
I MEAN A ASTEROID or Meteorite’s HITTING THE EARTH, that is a given fact…!
WHEN WILL THERE BE THE NEXT BIG ONE…? So far there is not any in sight…!
WE JUST DISCOVERED THIS ONE IN 2_0_1_2 GIVES ME THE WILLI… WILLIES…!