Asteroid was first detected only two days before.

Asteroid whistled within a whisker of the Earth one week ago - Comment on 2012 December 18

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An asteroid whistled within a whisker of the Earth last week, only two days after it was first detected. Read more:

Today I read an article dated 15th December 2012.

This article reminds me of the entry 2012 Dec 01 Nasa, the prophet.

There the Nasa prophet prophesied that the idea of the world ending is absurd.

And today I read that an asteroid whistled within a whisker of the Earth one week ago and that only two days after it was detected.

Here some extracts:

 

'Armageddon' plan needed for asteroid impacts

Now scientists say the world must come up with a similar emergency plan after an asteroid whistled within a whisker of the Earth on Tuesday, only two days after it was first detected by astronomers.

The asteroid which passed by this week, known as 2012 XE54, passed by about 140,000 miles from Earth roughly half the distance to the moon.

It measured just 36m (120ft) across, but the last known asteroid of such a size to hit Earth wiped out an area of Russian forest the size of London in 1908.

Scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the possible impact of asteroids measuring less than 1km across, which are not typically picked up by surveying programmes and could only be detected at very short notice.

 

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