Super tiny asteroid 2010 WA is flying by the Earth as we speak (16 November 2010)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another asteroid discovered over the past few days is flying by the Earth at an extremely close distance as we speak - its name is 2010 WA and it has a diameter of just 3 to 6 metres, which is much too small to make it to the ground if it were to hit the planet. A quick stick man diagram will show just how small this is compared to a human:

In spite of the tiny size it's passing by at an extremely close distance (which is what makes it newsworthy), just 10% that from the Earth to the Moon. That's around the same altitude as a geostationary satellite.'s article on the asteroid is here.

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