How close will it come to earth next week?
Somewhere between 19,254 and 10,722,990 miles.
Educated guesses by the astronomers closely watching this thing approach;
"....Preliminary estimates of the size of asteroid 2013 TX68 suggest the
space rock has a diameter of 30 meters (98 ft), which is about twice the
size of the Chelyabinsk meteor that entered over Russian skies in
If a space rock of this size were to enter our atmosphere, it would
produce a shock wave at least twice as intense as that of the
Chelyabinsk meteor, which broke windows in six Russian cities – caused
more than 1,500 people to seek medical care, mostly due to cuts from
flying glass – and did other damage to thousands of buildings.
The speed of the space rock has also been updated. Asteroid 2013 TX68
is travelling at a speed of 34,279 miles per hour (55,166 km/h)...."
Should prove an interesting diversion next week.