Jun. 24th, 2011

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Apparently, an asteroid between 9 and 45 metres wide, will pass the earth within 17,700 km (about 5 times the distance as Ottawa to Vancouver) on Monday. That's way inside the moon's orbit.

It's not really a risk, but it always makes you ponder whether it's big brother is just a little further out.

For reference of it's possible danger, if it did hit the atmosphere, it would almost completely burn up, but still...makes you think.

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