Saturday, April 27, 2013


Good News and Bad News and Worse News

The bad news is that there are 8 asteroids between 1.1 km and 2.1 km in diameter (that's big)  heading towards Earth, at 25 kilometers per second velocity, which will arrive nearby over the next two months.

The good news is that the closest any of them will get is about 5.76 million miles.

The worse news is that we didn't see the small meteor that exploded over Russia coming.

We do know about 1400 asteroids but the rest is a known unknown. Some people speculate there are thousands we won't see until they hit our upper atmosphere, that is, too late even to warn people to duck and cover.

(h/t Space Weather)


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