Space Situational Awareness!

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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!

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About cindeepthoughts

Just another earthling :)

Posted on October 13, 2012, in Earth, Moon, Space and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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