Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Phew! Near Earth Asteroid 2011MD narrowly misses Earth

So we just had a near miss! Asteroid 2011 MD flew past Earth on Monday, June 27th. At closest approach, the space rock the size of a large garbage truck, was only 12,000 kilometers above Earth's surface. Watch this cool video of the asteroid zipping across the night sky. It shows the asteroid's change of brightness.

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