Asteroid Watch: NASA's new page on near-Earth asteroids

Friday, July 31, 2009

You can see it here. Apparently this page was created in response to the large interest in objects passing by Earth. There haven't been any notable close approaches over the past month or two though. March of this year was probably the most interesting with the two asteroids passing within the distance from the Earth to the Moon and some other interesting objects somewhat farther away.

NASA's best page for finding out exactly what objects will be approaching us is this one, which remains unchanged. Don't forget that sometimes an asteroid will remain invisible to us until it's almost upon the Earth, so that list isn't necessarily a complete list of all the asteroids that will approach us this year. For all we know there's an asteroid bearing down upon us as we speak.


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