Football field-sized asteroid to shave by Earth

The Earth just had a close encounter with an asteroid about 200 to 400 ft (50 to 120 m) across that missed us by a cosmic whisker. On May 15 at 3:04 pm PDT (6:04 pm EDT, 22:04 GMT), asteroid 2010 WC9 came within 120,000 mi (200,00 km) of the Earth's surface while clocking a speed of 290,000 mph (8 mps, 12.8 km/s)... Continue Reading Asteroid passes within a cosmic whisker of Earth Category: Space Tags: Asteroid NASA Related Articles: First international asteroid tracking exercise proves a success Asteroid's close encounter puts global tracking network to the test NASA's first asteroid deflection mission moves to design phase NASA debunks asteroid strike rumors Arecibo radio telescope back online after hurricane damage Surprise asteroid to give Earth a Halloween flyb

Football field-sized asteroid to shave by Earth

An asteroid around the size of a football field is expected to zoom by Earth on Tuesday, but at a safe distance, the US space agency said.

Wed 16 May 18 from Phys.org

Asteroid passes within a cosmic whisker of Earth

The Earth just had a close encounter with an asteroid about 200 to 400 ft (50 to 120 m) across that missed us by a cosmic whisker. On May 15 at 3:04 pm PDT (6:04 pm EDT, 22:04 GMT), ...

Wed 16 May 18 from Gizmag

Huge, 'lost' asteroid found returning back to Earth for close flyby

The rock will be much closer to us than the moon is

Tue 15 May 18 from The Independent

We’ve lost track of more than 900 near-Earth asteroids

More than 900 asteroids hurtling close to Earth were seen just once and then lost. Some may be kilometres across, and they could be just about anywhere

Mon 14 May 18 from Newscientist

An Asteroid the Size of the Statue of Liberty Will Whiz Past Earth Tomorrow. Here’s How to See It

The last asteroid to crash into Earth was in 2013

Mon 14 May 18 from TIME

'Lost' asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty to buzz by Earth Tuesday

An asteroid the size of New York City's Statue of Liberty is expected to buzz by Earth Tuesday, and this time, scientists are ready and waiting.

Tue 15 May 18 from FOXNews

'Lost' asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty to buzz by Earth Tuesday, Mon 14 May 18 from FOXNews

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