Space rock buzzes Earth ... sort of

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by dong20, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. dong20

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    "An asteroid of a similar size to a rock that exploded above Siberia in 1908 with the force of a thousand atomic bombs whizzed close past Earth on Monday, astronomers said on Tuesday."

    Space rock gives Earth a close shave - Yahoo! News UK

    "To give an idea of just how close a shave this was, consider this: 70,000 kilometers is just one fifth of the distance from the Earth to the moon, and only twice the distance at which geostationary telecommunications satellites orbit."

    NEO swoops by Earth - Planetary News | The Planetary Society

    Once again ... oops!
     
  2. Onslow

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    I was wondering where that strong gust of wind and blocking of sunlight came from.
     
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    These things are way more common than most of the public think.
     
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