While You Were Sleeping: House-Sized Asteroid Came Really Close To Earth
While you were sleeping last night, an asteroid the size of an Old South bungalow passed by earth 8 times closer than the moon.
Relative to the distance between your house and the Circle K, there was a vast distance between the asteroid and earth. However, in scientific terms, this was near miss.
Look up! Asteroid 2012 TC4 will pass 30,000 miles from Earth tonight at 1:42 am EDT. That's 8 times closer than the moon. 🌎 ☄️ 🔭 pic.twitter.com/c7Ou8SWUBw
— Science Channel (@ScienceChannel) October 12, 2017
— NASA (@NASA) October 11, 2017
Bruce Willis, where are you?!