Tiny Asteroid 2018 LA Hits Earth Hours After Discovery

For only the third time, astronomers have discovered an asteroid just hours before it crashed to Earth. That’s exactly what happened on June 2. Richard Kowalski, senior research specialist for the Catalina Sky Survey based in Tucson Arizona, recorded and observed a fast-moving asteroid. From the observations he calculated an orbit predicting the object’s trajectory would…
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Asteroid 2012 XE54 May Be Eclipsed During Close Flyby Tonight

Newly-discovered asteroid 2012 XE54 will fly by Earth tonight only 139,500 miles away or slightly more than half the distance to the moon. The rocky body, estimated at between 50-165 feet across (15-50 meters), was discovered only yesterday and will reach minimum distance tomorrow morning around 4:10 a.m. (CST) as it zips through northern Puppis…
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