Monday, June 27, 2011

Asteroid ! - Close Call

Interesting event today. Just read about it.

It came closer than some satellites. Woooow Baby!

Close Shave! Asteroid Buzzes Earth

 An asteroid the size of a tour bus zipped by Earth Monday -- a flyby so close that the space rock was nearer to the planet than some satellites.
The space rock, called asteroid 2011 MD, reached its closest point to Earth just after 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT), when it crept within 7,500 miles (12,000 km) of Earth before whipping away again like a slingshot. The asteroid was flying over the southern Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Antarctica, at the time of its closest approach.

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