[Mb-civic] Giant Asteroid Passing By Earth

Cheeseburger maxfury at granderiver.net
Thu Sep 30 00:36:21 PDT 2004

Giant Asteroid Passing By Earth


The largest asteroid ever known to pass near Earth is making a close 
celestial brush with the planet this week in an event that professional and 
backyard astronomers are watching closely.

Humanity is very fortunate there won't be an impact, as the asteroid is 
large enough to cause global devastation.

On September 29, Toutatis will be within a million miles of Earth, or about 
four times the distance to the Moon.

No space rock this big will pass so close in the next century.


- Where has the sparrow gone now that I need its song.

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