Asteroid's close encounter puts global tracking network to the test

An asteroid passing within 26,000 mi (42,000 km) of Earth, which is one tenth the distance to the Moon and not far above the orbital altitude of communications satellites, might seem like cause for concern. But when the 10 to 20 m wide asteroid 2012 TC4 did just that in the early hours of today, it provided the perfect opportunity to test a global asteroid-impact early-warning system... Continue Reading Asteroid's close encounter puts global tracking network to the test Category: Space Tags: Asteroid NASA Related Articles: NASA's first asteroid deflection mission moves to design phase NASA debunks asteroid strike rumors Surprise asteroid to give Earth a Halloween flyby World Asteroid Day raises awareness of a deadly menace NASA's asteroid capture mission gets ready to rock in 2021

Asteroid's close encounter puts global tracking network to the test

An asteroid passing within 26,000 mi (42,000 km) of Earth, which is one tenth the distance to the Moon and not far above the orbital altitude of communications satellites, might seem ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Gizmag

Asteroid grazes past Earth in 'critical' rehearsal

A house-sized asteroid grazed past Earth Thursday, passing harmlessly inside the Moon's orbit, as predicted, to give experts a rare opportunity to rehearse for a real strike threat in future.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Phys.org

NASA using asteroid's close flyby to test warning network

NASA is using an asteroid's close flyby to test Earth's warning network for incoming space rocks.

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Asteroid close approach to test warning systems

A house-sized asteroid is set to pass close to the Earth allowing scientists to rehearse future strike threats.

Wed 11 Oct 17 from BBC News

Asteroid tracking network observes close approach

On Oct. 12 EDT (Oct. 11 PDT), a small asteroid designated 2012 TC4 will safely pass by Earth at a distance of approximately 26,000 miles (42,000 kilometers). This is a little over one tenth ...

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Close approach of asteroid 2012 TC4 poses no danger to Earth

The house-sized asteroid 2012 TC4 is slated to give Earth a close shave on Thursday, October 12, swooshing by our planet at approximately 5:41 UTC (1:41 a.m. EDT) at a distance of about 31,000 ...

Tue 10 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Asteroid that came close to Earth may not miss in 2079

The asteroid's next 'close-approaches' to Earth will take place in 2019, 2050 and 2079, and an expert from the European Space Agency says there's a chance of a collision in 2079.

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Daily Mail

Asteroid that just buzzed Earth may not miss on return visit - CNET

Asteroid 2012 TC4 doesn't have a very memorable name, but it might leave quite an impression years from now.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

Small Asteroid Gives Earth a Close Shave in Highly Anticipated Flyby

A small asteroid buzzed Earth early Thursday (Oct. 12) in a close flyby that scientists had been looking forward to for months.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from SPACE.com

Earthlings test warning system as asteroid flies by

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - An asteroid the size of a school bus flew remarkably near Earth on Thursday, providing scientists with an opportunity to test the warning systems that would kick in if ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Reuters

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