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Asteroid 2018 GE3 flew past Earth at 0.5 LD

Asteroid 2018 GE3 flew past Earth at 0.5 LD A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 GE3 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.5 LD or 0.00129 AU (~192 981 km / 119 912 miles) on April 15, 2018. This is the 28th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since…

Asteroid 2018 FQ3 flew past Earth at 0.73 LD, one day before discovery

Asteroid 2018 FQ3 flew past Earth at 0.73 LD, one day before discovery Asteroid 2018 FQ3, first observed at Catalina Sky Survey on March 20, flew past Earth at a distance of 0.73 LD / 0.00187 AU (~279 748 km / 173 827 miles) on March 19, 2018. This is Apollo class asteroid with an…

Asteroid 2018 DQ flew past Earth at 0.26 LD

Asteroid 2018 DQ flew past Earth at 0.26 LD Asteroid 2018 DQ flew past Earth at a distance of 0.26 LD / 0.00067 AU (~100 230 km / 62 280 miles) on February 21, 2018. This is the 17th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and…

5th anniversary of Chelyabinsk event, the biggest asteroid airburst since 1908

5th anniversary of Chelyabinsk event, the biggest asteroid airburst since 1908 February 15, 2018 marks the 5th anniversary of the Chelyabinsk event, the biggest asteroid airburst this century so far and the biggest one since the 1908 Tunguska event. This is also the only asteroid confirmed to have resulted in a large number of injuries.​…

Asteroid 2018 CC to flyby Earth at 0.5 LD on February 6

Asteroid 2018 CC to flyby Earth at 0.5 LD on February 6 A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 CC will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.50 LD / 0.00128 AU (~191 485 km / 118 983 miles) on February 6, 2018. This is the 9th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance…

Asteroid to pass by Earth in Feb.

A half-mile-wide asteroid is scheduled to make a close pass by Earth next month. According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, asteroid 2002 AJ129 will make its closest approach to Earth on Feb. 4 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The intermediate-sized space rock will fly within 2.6 million miles of Earth, roughly 10 times the distance between…

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 BW flew past Earth at 0.43 LD on January 15

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 BW flew past Earth at 0.43 LD on January 15 A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 BW flew past Earth at a distance of 0.43 LD / 0.00112 (~167 549 km / 104 110 miles) at 15:13 UTC on January 15, 2018, 2 days before it was first observed. This is…

‘Potentially Hazardous’ Asteroid Will Zoom By Earth In February

‘Potentially Hazardous’ Asteroid Will Zoom By Earth In February Scientists say that a potentially hazardous asteroid moving at 67,000 miles per hour will fly by the Earth on February 4th.  But NASA assures the public that the 2002 AJ129 asteroid will not impact the Earth. The asteroid will zoom by at nearly 15 times faster than the…

NASA Releases Image Of Asteroid With Snowman Carved Onto Surface

NASA Releases Image Of Asteroid With Snowman Carved Onto Surface Nasa has released a stunning image of an asteroid with what appears to be a snowman carved onto its surface. The weirdly festive image was captured by Nasa’s Dawn spacecraft in 2011. It features an […]Source: NASA Releases Image Of Asteroid With Snowman Carved Onto…