Asteroid To Miss Us By "This" Much On Tuesday

Via WCVB.com. First of all, it's not going to hit us, we're just getting a fly by. But in the astronomical world, this is pretty close.

The asteroid is known as "2010 WC9", and it will come within 126,419 miles of the Earth, or about half the distance to the moon. This is one of the closest passes ever made by an asteroid of this size, which means the asteroid itself will be visible to anyone with a small telescope.

If you don’t have access to a small telescope of your own, you’ll be able to watch the asteroid anyway thanks to a livestream from Northholt Branch Observatories. The stream will start at 7 p.m.

As this clip from the movie "Deep Impact" shows, it wouldn't be so bad if it hit..........right?

 
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