Close Call Asteroid

Here be some kinda doom…

I may be pretty late at seeing this but i apologise i have been at work.

It seems there may have been certain doom tommorow (Monday) as there has been a giant asteroid spotted heading our way.
The space rock is going to just miss us but will reach within 11,000 miles of the surface. Apparently the telegraph states it as coming ’23 times closer than the moon’ to me that doesn’t make sense, but anyway the asteroid will reach within 11,000 miles of the surface which is close enough to be spotted by some telescopes.

Even if it did enter the atmospere an asteroid expert has said ‘We are certain that it will miss us, but if it did enter the atmosphere, an asteroid this size would mostly burn up in a brilliant fireball, possibly scattering a few meteorites.’ Which is good by me. This asteroid was only spotted wednesday in New Mexico and is only between 10 and 50 yards wide.

Another asteroid has been spotted to come by on November 8th and from what experts say it is 400 metres wide weighing 50 million tons and is expected to fly within the moons orbit, this will pass by at a distance of 201,000 miles thankfully. This one is the largest object to approach us so close that folks know about.


Article read from Here!

To be honest though this original artice does make with the fear-mongering.


4 responses to “Close Call Asteroid

  1. I adore your wp internet template, where did you get a hold of it?

  2. 10 to fifty yards wide, and it’s expected it would break up & not pose a threat? How big does a rock have to be to reach the ground? What’s the rock size/speed vs blast radius ratio? Something the size of that 400 meter one would have to cause havoc, even if it hit the ocean. I imagine a localized tsunami, with a range of hundreds of miles? A ground impact, while not an extinction event, could be like a nuclear strike, or a Tunguska incident. I know that’s rare, so I’m not too freaked out, but I’m curious about what size rocks equal what kind of threat.

    • Sorry about the late reply, just think of me as the messenger of information and not the dude who knows all this stuff. The best resource i believe i can point you too is a guy called Phil Plait otherwise known as the ‘bad astronomer’. Check out his series ‘Bad Universe’ and whatever else you can dig up. Cheers.

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