AN asteroid the size of a city block discovered by astronomers in Canberra will zoom past Earth but poses no risk of a collision.
The “unusually large” asteroid will not be visible to the naked eye, but asteroid enthusiasts may watch it pass by during a live online broadcast, said Patrick Paolucci, president of the skywatchers’ site, Slooh.
NASA has already catalogued 9000 such Near-Earth Objects, but astronomers are always on the lookout for new ones.
“Once in awhile one will come out of nowhere like this one, which is actually pretty big,” Mr Paolucci said.
“We were like, ‘Wow, we should track this one’.”
Our world leaders fuck around fighting wars over oil and stupid. No one gives a fuck about the galaxy that could easily wipe us out. I think we need the planet to be fucked over by one of these to teach us that lesson. *Heads to the bunker*