A 150-Foot Asteroid Flew Alarmingly Close to Earth Just Hours After Being Spotted

Earth just survived a near miss with an asteroid, and we didn't even know it was coming. Around 1,500 people were injured in the aftermath of the Chelyabinsk meteorite when it exploded over Russia in 2013, and an even largerasteroidjust buzzed incredibly close to Earth this weekend, according to EarthSky. The Catalina Sky Survey first observed the asteroid - which is the closest large one on record to pass by the planet - just hours before it tumbled past us at about half the distance of the moon.[...]

A 150-Foot Asteroid Flew Alarmingly Close to Earth Just Hours After Being Spotted

It came closer to Earth than the moon

Mon 16 Apr 18 from TIME

Asteroid the size of a football field makes 'surprise' flyby close to Earth

An asteroid the size of a football field buzzed by Earth Sunday in one of the closest encounters the planet has seen in a while.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from FOXNews

Asteroid skimmed past earth only hours after it was noticed

Asteroid 2018 GE3 passed by earth yesterday getting within 120,000 miles of it. It was detected Saturday night just hours before its came closest to earth.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Daily Mail

Asteroid as big as a warehouse is freakiest near-miss in years - CNET

A space rock soared by Earth closer than half the distance to the moon just hours after being spotted for the first time on Saturday.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from CNET

'Tunguska'-Size Asteroid Makes Surprise Flyby of Earth

An asteroid similar in size to one that exploded over 100 years ago in Russia's Tunguska region in Siberia gave Earth a close shave on Sunday (April 15), just one day after it was discovered ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from SPACE.com

How a Football Field-Size Asteroid Caught Us by Surprise

Earth received a cosmic close shave on Sunday (April 15) when a football field-size boulder passed by at half the moon's distance from our planet.

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Livescience

Earth was buzzed by a giant asteroid this weekend and we didn't even realize it was coming

Earth just survived a near miss with an asteroid, and we didn't even know it was coming. Around 1,500 people were injured in the aftermath of the Chelyabinsk meteorite when it exploded over ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Inhabitat

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