Saturday, April 1, 2017
Another asteroidal near-miss
While some of us were sleeping on the night of March 30 (globally, some of us are always sleeping), an eight-meter asteroid snuck by Earth, within the orbit of the moon.
Eight meters isn't civilization-threatening, but it would still cause a boom when it exploded in the atmosphere, if it was an incoming object.
I don't know if this keeps you up at night; it doesn't keep me up at night, but still, I occasionally think about what would happen if we got hit with a somewhat bigger one.
Asteroid the size of a BUS came closer to the Earth than the moon last night
at 5:25 PM