Friday, February 15, 2013

Neener, neener! Missed us!


Mother Earth came within 17.200 miles of being hit by a passing asteroid the size of an Olympic swimming pool  this afternoon.

Never in recorded history has an object this size come so close.

Meanwhile, in central Russia, 46 people remain hospitalized after a considerably closer encounter with a large meteorite (a meteor that hasn't landed yet)- whose descent was captured in a rather spectacular video.

HT: Drudge


ADDENDUM: Here's a dashboard camera view of the Russian meteorite's arrival. Pretty amazing:

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