Asteroid-570239

An asteroid, some 40 or more meters in diameter is being looked

at with great interest, as it will come very close to Earth in 2017!

Just how close, is not really known at this time. The asteroid in question, is known as 2012 TC 4, which came close to Earth in 2012, with no known problems.

At the present time, there are some 1,570 or so objects that are listed as near earth asteroids, with many yet to be discovered.

A 40 meter object would cause major damage to a city or other populated areas.

The chances of this object hitting the Earth, may be as small as

one in a million, but it still warrants watching. In October 2012, this object passed Earth by only……98,000 kilometers…..that is

close.

More on this story as it unfolds……

 

Links www.ibtimes.co.uk/asteroid-size-albert-hall-could-hit-earth-2017-astronomer-1496414