Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Asteroid came closer than the Moon video - a very close shave

Earth's encounter with a space rock the size of a bus was pretty close on Monday - it came closer than the moon. The asteroid, 2011 MD, could have made a huge crater if it had hit the planet.

"Sooner or later," an expert told National Geographic, "a bigger one is going to hit us."

Thanks for that!

You'll have to concentrate to spot 2011 MD in the video.

ORIGINAL ASTEROID STORY - Asteroid heading for Earth - don't panic

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC STORY - Asteroid Just Buzzed Earth

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