Skip to comments.Bus-sized Asteroid heading for Earth TODAY after string of near-miss encounters
Posted on 10/20/2017 12:22:20 PM PDT by Red Badger
AN ASTEROID will hurtle towards Earth today just one week after another dangerously close encounter.
The newly-discovered space rock named Asteroid 2017 TD6 is expected to zoom past our planet at around at around 7.53pm.
It will be travelling at a distance of 191,000km away from civilisation.
According to NASA the chunk of rock is a whopping 22m wide.
Last week another asteroid made a close shave with Earth, as it soared past at a distance of just 27,000 miles above the surface.
And experts have warned a second bus-sized asteroid will zoom past our planet again today at half the distance between the Earth and the moon.
But thankfully, experts predict there is no threat of it hitting out planet.
The asteroid was discovered by the Pan-STARRS survey in Hawaii last Wednesday.
After today's near-miss, 2017 TD6 will then pass by the moon tomorrow at 6.06am.
Its next pass with Earth is predicted to be on May 29 2018.
While 2017 TD6 is expected to miss our planet, if it did hit Earth, experts believe it would be worst than the impact of the 59ft asteroid that hit the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia in 2013.
That particular blast injured around 1,500 people, and damaged over 7,000 buildings.
The passing comes just a week after asteroid 2012 TC4 flew by at just one-eighth of the distance between Earth and the moon.
During its journey, the asteroid narrowly missed communications satellites orbiting 22,236 miles above Earth.
But in one of its next passes with Earth, experts suggest that 2012 TC4 may not miss.
The near-misses coincide with end of the world fears.
Doomsayers believe a huge alien world called Nibiru or Planet X is hurtling through space towards us and will hit tomorrow.
The planet will cause devastation on Earth with a direct hit or catastrophic near miss, believers warn.
Tomorrow? I'd better go ahead and pick up my dry cleaning.
Yeah, but how close will it get to Mecca?
“experts believe it would be worst ....”
Did these geniuses mispell wurst?
Don’t buy any green bananas.................
I never sausage a mistake!........
Tomorrow could suck.
I'm supposed to be at a meeting tomorrow...does this mean I don't have to prepare anything?
“a huge alien world called Nibiru or Planet X is hurtling through space towards us and will hit tomorrow.”
Good to know.
Free Beer Tomorrow
Stay away from red states....
There’s a previous article about finding a cave on the moon.
My guess is that the cave is a garage for these asteroid buses.
Tomorrow never comes
Too bad they can’t change the trajectory to Pyongyang.
What with the Asteroid by Asteroid reports lately ? Sky is falling because of Trump ?LOL
I especially liked the last few paragraphs (below the pic of an object ~100,000 times larger than this asteroid hitting the Earth):
But in one of its next passes with Earth, experts suggest that 2012 TC4 may not miss. [It will, almost certainly. Even if it hit, it would be a non-event for 99.9999% of the Earth's surface.]
The near-misses coincide with end of the world fears. [Only the completely uninformed share these fears.]
Doomsayers believe a huge alien world called Nibiru or Planet X is hurtling through space towards us and will hit tomorrow. ["Doomsayers" apparently believe a lot of nonsense.]
The planet will cause devastation on Earth with a direct hit or catastrophic near miss, believers warn. [The "believers" are delusional.]
But it's only a day away!
It’s going to pass 191,000 kilometers from earth?
Let’s see....if I remember my conversion formula right, that puts this about.....er.....something like 16 miles away from Pisscataway.
Hold on to your hats!
It’s a British Tabloid.
It’s what they do...................and they do it well.............
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