GIGANTIC Asteroid Set To Pass By Earth At 23,000 MPH on FRIDAY, March 27

Posted by on March 25, 2015 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 5 Comments

NASA scientists are on edge this week as they anxiously await a 1,000-meter-wide asteroid  (called ‘2014-YB35') making its closest approach to Earth on Friday, March 27. Anya Parampil takes a look at this event.

The path of the asteroid is shown below in an animated ‘trajectory map' released by NASA. According to NASA’s Near Earth Object Program the enormous lump of rock will pass within 2.8 million miles of Earth on (ten times the distance to the moon at it's closest).

The graphic shows the path of the asteroid closing in on earth

The graphic shows the path of asteroid 2014-YB35 closing in on Earth




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  1.' ashley says:

    Where is it passing? Will the east coast of the USA be able to see it? Friday morning or night?

    •' Denise Payne says:

      And what time approximately? It’s 12:11 EDT on Friday, 3/28/15. I’m still here, but who knows?

      •' Andrew Murn says:

        Close in astronomic terms I guess. It will pass us at a distance of 5,000,000 kms – 3,000,000 miles.

  2.' Genei says:

    The problem is that this website is doing the exact same thing as national median, fear mongering. Instead of reporting the facts like how far it will pass by and how often its’ orbit brings it by the earth or where to watch such an event. Instead the article focuses on the disastrous nature of what is not going to happen with this particular commit. Very disappointed

    •' clnews says:

      “A MAMMOTH asteroid capable of wiping out an entire country is on a near-collision course with Earth, but don’t panic – experts say it will miss the planet by 2.8 million miles”

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