WOW, just missed

well on October 12th we had a fly by, that is where an asteroid passed close to earth in this case Asteroid 2012 TC4 will fly past at just over 31,000 km now before people go all end of the world stuff this asteroid is only about 50 m wide, so if it hits our atmosphere it will simply burn up in a pretty light show.
however it is one of the few object that will pass really close to us, how close you say? if the asteroid was a bullet it would fly so close to your head ( earth ) that it would burn you skin. that is why some astronomers call these events ” bullet burns “

2 comments on WOW, just missed

  • Jack Taylor says:

    I love astronomy! I wish I would have known about this asteroid in advance. I would have loved to see it. I’m going to YouTube from here to see if I can find some images.

    August 21st of this year I got to witness a full solar eclipse. It was spectacular. The fireflies came out for a couple of minutes. It was cool. Thanks for the info on Asteroid 2012 TC4.


    • admin says:

      lol sorry jack unless you when in Antarctica, you wouldn’t have seen it, since it flight was over the south pole area, but i will try to update on other fly byes there is about 4 to 5 of them every year from Asteroids

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