Huge asteroid to fly closest ever to Earth

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Huge asteroid to fly closest ever to Earth

Postby plwk » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:35 pm

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In a close shave, an asteroid about half the size of a football field will miss Earth by 27,680 kilometres on February 15, the closest asteroid in recorded history to buzz past our planet, Nasa scientists say. "This is a record setting close approach," said Don Yeomans of Nasa's near earth object programme at jet propulsion laboratory. More here
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