Tuesday, March 3, 2009

An Asteroid Almost Hit Earth On Monday

An Asteroid Almost Hit Earth On Monday
A surprise asteroid passed by Earth on Monday. Unfortunately, it may be pulled in by Earth's gravity and possibly come back for several other near misses.
The rock is estimated to be about 200 feet across. It was just located on Friday by Australian scientists. If it had hit Earth, it would have been like a nuclear bomb exploding.
Anyone in the Pacific may have caught a glimpse of it.
Most near hits are spotted by scientists ahead of time. We usually have a lot more time to try and divert its course. This is unbelievable that it came so close without anyone knowing it until the last second.

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