Friday, March 6, 2009

Asteroid Alert

One of my favorite sites is The Park Bench. This site is chock full of news and information regarding some of my favorite topics. ;)

On Thursday, she had a bit of disturbing news to share. Actually, I think it's pretty cool! That is why I'm sharing it with YOU!

She referenced an article at Gizmodo . I'm following it up with an article from Space.com. There are several other articles referencing this news item, so without further ado:

On Monday, March 2, 2009, an asteroid about 35 meters wide flew past Earth. The asteroid was closest to Earth at 8:40 am ET and passed a mere 60,000 to 72,000 km away from Earth!

Different sites are reporting different statistics, but they all agree that there was an asteroid. And that the asteroid was very close to earth.

Isn't that Awesome!! I wish I would have known. I would have broken out my telescope to watch it. Usually they burn up in space, so you don't get to see them unless you have a super-telescope. But something that large and that close...I'm sure my telescope would have picked that out. *sigh* I'll just have to wait for the next one. :(

5 comments:

Crunchyconmommy said...

I LOVE Park Bench; it's one of my favorite blogs. The more we pass comments back and forth on each other's blogs, the sadder I am that you had to go and move back home instead of staying in Topeka!!

Sarah Blue said...

I wonder if the Doctor is the reason the asteroid passed Earth instead of crashing into her. *sigh* To think...the Doctor may have been on Earth during my lifetime, and I missed him. :(

Oh well. I guess I can always keep hoping for an alien invasion. ;)

Nancy Face said...

What the? :0

Crunchyconmommy said...

Hey, did I not mention that our house is on the market? There is a house in Potwin (you may remember the old Victorian neighborhood downtown that has the Christmas lights, etc.) that we really like. We're not putting an offer on it until we sell this one, so there are lots of "ifs"!

TAMMY said...

That would be cool to see with a telescope. I didn't know you had one... And I didn't know you had strep (I am a little behind in my blog reading). Hope you are feeling better!