Asteroids

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    Two asteroids will have a close approach to earth today.
    NASA issues asteroid warning: Two mammoth space bodies to zip past earth tomorrow, will it hit us?
     
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    NASA said the 280 ft. asteroid 2013 MD8 will skim by the earth at 30,422 mph.
    Giant 280ft asteroid will skim past Earth TODAY in close flyby travelling at 30,420 miles per hour | Daily Mail Online
     
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    A car-size asteroid exploded in the atmosphere 170 miles south of Puerto Rico. There's a quick clip in the link showing a flash of light.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/weat...-moment/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9c2b25c2989f
     
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    South Korea fired 360 warning rounds at a Russian plane and the diameter of asteroid 2015 HM10 that will flyby the earth today is 360 feet. I wonder if that's code.
    Closer than the Moon: 3 giant asteroids will whizz by Earth on Wednesday
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.cb2762914aed

    www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=rtglQIR5Bso
     
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    ‘It snuck up on us’: A ‘city-killer’ asteroid just missed Earth and scientists almost didn’t detect it in time

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    Alan Duffy was confused. On Thursday, the astronomer’s phone was suddenly flooded with calls from reporters wanting to know about a large asteroid that had just whizzed past Earth, and he couldn’t figure out “why everyone was so alarmed.”

    “I thought everyone was getting worried about something we knew was coming,” Duffy, who is lead scientist at the Royal Institution of Australia, told The Washington Post. Forecasts had already predicted that a couple asteroids would be passing relatively close to Earth this week.

    Then, he looked up the details of the hunk of space rock named Asteroid 2019 OK.

    “I was stunned,” he said. “This was a true shock.”

    This asteroid wasn’t one that scientists had been tracking and it had seemingly appeared from “out of nowhere,” Michael Brown, a Melbourne-based observational astronomer, told The Post. According to data from NASA, the craggy rock was large, roughly 100 meters wide, and moving quickly along a path that brought it within about 73,000 kilometers of Earth. That’s one-fifth of the distance to the moon and what Duffy considers “uncomfortably close.”

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