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. :(