Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Meteoroids Near Miss

Today, March 2, 2009, a Near Earth Object known as Asteroid 2009 DD45 made a close pass to Earth. Asteroid 2009 DD45 passed within 63,500 km (~39,000 miles), or about 0.17 Lunar orbits. Below is a video of the NEO Asteroid 2009 DD45. The video is in real-time, and you can see the meteoroid as a white speck that floats from right to left.

Did anyone watch nightly news with Brian Williams? He said this thing was the size of a two story building and would have hit with the force of 100,000 A-bombs.

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