Six Days Till Astroid Approches Earth

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

An asteroid possibly as large as a half-mile or more in diameter is rapidly approaching the Earth. (approach to our planet early on Monday, July 3) The asteroid, designated 2004 XP14, was discovered on Dec. 10, 2004 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR)

The size of 2004 XP 14 is not precisely known. But based on its brightness, the diameter is believed to be somewhere in the range of 1,345 to 3,018-feet (410 to 920 meters). That's between a quarter mile and just over a half-mile wide.

Due to the proximity of its orbit to Earth [Map] and its estimated size, this object has been classified as a “Potentially Hazardous Asteroid” (PNA) by the Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There are currently 783 PNAs.

To read more, go Here

I'm really really happy now, that My Sister Bought the Boys that telescope for christmas!

4 Comments:

Blogger sponge_bobs_pants said...

I DONT WANT TO DIE.....HOW DO WE HIDE FROM IT....OMG IM GONNA DIE!

4:21 PM, June 27, 2006  
Anonymous Onetallmomma said...

Wow, that's the best excuse I have had in ages not to get out bed tomorrow morning!!!

8:18 PM, June 27, 2006  
Blogger Catch said...

hmmm...where is it gonna hit?

11:47 PM, June 27, 2006  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

ok now... did ANYONE click the link?

4:45 PM, June 28, 2006  

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