2 asteroids safely buzzed close by Earth this week

Feb 18, 2020
1,032
792
1,570
"Size of a bus" according to Wiki is about a ton, give or take.

This is about the size of Chelyabinsk - the damage potential, again according to Wiki, is:

"The explosion generated a bright flash, producing a hot cloud of dust and gas that penetrated to 26.2 km (16.3 mi), and many surviving small fragmentary meteorites, as well as a large shock wave. The bulk of the object's energy was absorbed by the atmosphere, with a total kinetic energy before atmospheric impact estimated from infrasound and seismic measurements to be equivalent to the blast yield of 400–500 kilotons of TNT (about 1.4–1.8 PJ) range – 26 to 33 times as much energy as that released from the atomic bomb detonated at Hiroshima.[9]"

And that about one third the distance of the Moon away.
And there was another with it (thankfully smaller).

About 30 times Hiroshima. Could have made a little mess! Depends where it hit.

I am not scared, but I am a little apprehensive.

Cat :)
 

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