Tris Mamone wrote a new post, Big, Shiny Asteroid to Fly (Safely) Past Earth on April 19 3 years, 4 months ago
By Hanneke Weitering
A whopper of an asteroid will make a close approach to Earth on April 19. There’s no need to panic, though; NASA says it won’t collide with our planet. But it will get extremely close for […]
@OP link – NASA first learned of 2014 JO25 three years ago, when astronomers monitoring the Catalina Sky Survey at the University of Arizona spotted it with their telescopes.
Sponsored by NASA’s Near-Earth Object (NEO) Observation Program, the survey searches for potentially Earth-threatening asteroids in the solar system.
We really should be putting more money and effort into this work, – along with developing deflection systems for when we find Earth impactors!
…NASA says it won’t collide with our planet.