Saturday, February 27, 2016

Uncertainties remain surrounding asteroid 2013 TX68

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 February, 2013.
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.


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