Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Close Encounters

According to the site Space Weather, the last two days have seen small asteroids whiz past Earth just .1 and .05 Lunar Distances away. That's at the closest 8,000 miles away. There are geosynchronous satellites farther away than that.

The asteroids were really tiny though, 23 meters and 7 meters long, respectively.

Anything further away from us than the moon, 1 Lunar Distance, is a long way away. Small fractions of that is very close indeed. See it here.


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