marți, 10 noiembrie 2009

Asteroid passes just 8,700 miles from Earth - with only 15 hours warning

You almost certainly missed it - and luckily it missed you - but an asteroid has come within 8,700 miles of hitting the Earth.
Astronomers spotted the object only 15 hours before its closest approach to our planet last Friday. Full story:

* Asteroid explosion over Indonesia raises fears about Earth's defences: