Asteroid detected on course for direct collision with earth.

Reported by New Scientist, October 6, 2008. Relax, it was only about 5 meters across and was due to burn up harmlessly in the atmosphere on the morning of 7 October.  The significance of this collision, of a type thought to occur every few months, is that it is believed to be the first of its kind to be detected in advance.

There is one early report of an apparent sighting of the object’s collision with the atmosphere.  The object has been named “2008 TC3″.

http://weblogs.marylandweather.com/2008/10/predicted_meteor_may_have_been.html

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One Response

  1. Cool! I love our atmosphere. :)

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