An asteroid zipped past Earth closer than the moon's orbit yesterday


"There never was a good war, or a bad peace."
I am a little unsettled by the apparent complacency. Politics?

Let's hope the time does not come when they say "Oooops, sorry, we thought it was a bit smaller and would pass by some way away. Sorry, Cape Town, but at least it did not hit Los Angeles".

Cat :)


"There never was a good war, or a bad peace."
"NASA has freely posted all the orbital parameters of the object for the public to see. The agency's Planetary Defense Coordination Office works with other government agencies and a network of partner telescopes to keep an eye on potentially threatening objects, but this asteroid isn't one of them. Scientists have found no imminent threats to our planet."

Asteroid 2021 TG14 to fly by Earth at 0.6 LD on October 18 › 2021/10/17 › asteroid-2021-tg14

2021 TG14October 18 @ 00:51 ± < 00:010.65 | 0.001675.4 ‑ 12
2021 TJ15October 16 @ 13.38 ± < 00:011.00 | 0.002575.6 ‑ 13
2021 TM14October 14 @ 03:59 ± < 00:010.38 | 0.000986.7 ‑ 15
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 TG14 | › 2021tg14-info

22 hours ago — Asteroid (NEO) 2021 TG14 is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out ...
"In fact, considering the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid 2021 TG14 with the Earth is happening on Monday 18 October 2021 at 00:51 UTC time. At that time the closest distance between Asteroid 2021 TG14 and the Earth is 249,805 kilometers, which is a distance equivalent to 0.6497 Lunar Distances, or 39.21 Earth Radii." My emphasis.

Bus-size asteroid zips by Earth, closer than moon - YouTube › watch

Asteroid 2021 TG14 flew about 155000 miles (249448 km) from Earth on Oct. 18, 2021.Credit: ...
8 hours ago · Uploaded by VideoFromSpace

A newly discovered small asteroid passing near Earth today ... › News

24 hours ago — Today, Monday, October 18, 2021, the globe will witness the transit of a newly discovered small asteroid called 2021 TG14 with a diameter of ...

An asteroid just sped past Earth, closer than the moon's orbit › 2021/10/18 › an-asteroid-just-s...

5 hours ago — Asteroid 2021 TG14 passed Earth at a distance of about 155,000 miles (250,000 km). That's well within the orbit of our moon, which orbits at ...

Next Five Asteroid Approaches - Nasa JPL › asteroid-watch › next-five-a...

Next Five Asteroid Approaches ... (2021 TG14) ... The Asteroid Watch dashboard tracks asteroids and comets that will make relatively close approaches to ...

Looks like they knew in advance.

Cat :)
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