Thursday, March 06, 2014

Asteroid Came Close Today And Missed, But There's Another One Tonight...


This afternoon asteroid 2014 DX110 zoomed by the Earth at a distance closer than the moon.

NASA said: As happens about 20 times a year with current detection capabilities, a known asteroid will safely pass Earth Wednesday closer than the distance from Earth to the moon.

About 20 million space rocks the size of the Chelyabinsk one may be zipping around the solar system, instead of 3 million, NASA scientist Paul Chodas said at a news conference.

There's nowhere for us to go just yet, so perhaps we should take more seriously the efforts to guard our rock in space.

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