Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The World Didn't End Today

Image credit: Screenshot of television program Faces Of Earth by Cujo359

Apparently, they were right:

A small (10 meter wide) asteroid will pass by the Earth Wednesday, at 12:47 UT. This tiny rock, called 2010 AL30, will pass us at a safe distance of 130,000 km (80,000 miles). As cosmic encounters go, this is a hair’s breadth, but in human terms it’s a long way off; as this graphic makes clear. It’s about a third of the way to the Moon.

Asteroid To Pass Earth Harmlessly Wednesday

It's well after 12:47 UT now, and the only explosions I'm aware of had the usual man-made causes.

I guess that science stuff really works after all.

1 comment:

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