Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween visitor

Just when we thought we were safe from Armageddon predictions we learn that a huge asteroid affectionately named "spooky" (because it's closest to slamming into Earth today) is passing by the Earth at an astounding 78,000 miles per hour. The space rock is about 300-600 meters across and would make a big dent if it collided with us; fortunately it's passing by at a range of 300,000 miles (further away than the Moon) and so we should be OK... for now.

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