Space Situational Awareness!
Asteroid — 2012 TC4 — is going to fly past the Earth at a distance of only 95,000 kilometers (59,000 miles), or one-quarter the Earth-moon distance. As far as near-misses go, that’s the outer edge of the bulls-eye!!!
This is not a Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs). Those are space rocks larger than approximately 100m that can come closer to Earth than 0.05 AU. None of the known PHAs is on a collision course with our planet, although astronomers are finding new ones all the time.
We need as many eyes out there!
Posted on October 13, 2012, in Earth, Moon, Space and tagged 2012, 2012 TC4, amateur astronomers, asteroid, Earth, Meteor. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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