Phew! Asteroid Miss Earth by 7,600 Miles


By Olivia B. Waxman – At 1:00 pm EDT, the asteroid dubbed 2011 MD — only 5-20 meters in diameter — will narrowly miss the Earth by about 7,600 miles. In February, 2011 CQ1barely avoided hitting the planet by 3,400 miles.

The Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) team has been monitoring 2011 MD since telescopes in Socorro, New Mexico, discovered it on June 22nd. more> http://twurl.nl/3tj5t3

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