Extremely Close Shave with an Asteroid in March

Maki and the Bolide

Maki and the Bolide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asteroid TX68 might pass within 11,000 miles from Earth sometime in March, according to NASA.  It is a 100 foot in diameter object; larger than the 65 foot asteroid that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia.  This is the closest pass by any of these asteroids I’ve seen.  For more, see this article in Popular Mechanics.  This is almost a Maki and the Bolide event.

Here is the link to the original article on the Chelyabinsk bolide strike.  Here is video footage of the Chelyabinsk asteroid.  Here are links to all the articles on Chelyabinsk.

Hat Tip:  Instapundit

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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