Surprise Asteroid Just Buzzed Earth — Almost Killing Us ALL!

Missed us by 45,000 miles. (The moon is 250,000 miles away.)

Sky-watchers in Asia, Australia, and the Pacific islands welcomed a surprise guest earlier today: an asteroid that passed just 41,010 miles (66,000 kilometers) above Earth.
Discovered only days ago, asteroid 2009 DD45 zipped between our planet and the moon at 13:44 universal time (8:44 a.m. ET). The asteroid was moving at about 12 miles (20 kilometers) a second when it was closest to Earth.

The asteroid was the size of a large house. No possible way that it would “kill us all.” If it was right on target, it would take out a large city, though. These happen rather more often than people would like to think but the likelihood of one actually hitting the Earth is rather small.

Man, that could have been a real catastrophy!

This is why I don’t trust the news: Drama and sensationalism.

Yes, but the article wasn’t from a news organization, it was from a blog.

“As far as we know,” Spahr said, “nothing unusual happened.”

Well O.K. then. Back to work.

is this God’s way of knocking us on the head and saying “Wake Up- i have something to say!”?

Could well be. :smiley:

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