Newly Found Asteroid Buzzes Earth

A newly found space rock will give Earth a close shave on May 29, passing by at a distance of just 14,440 kilometers (8,950 miles). That distance puts the small asteroid, named 2012 KT42, in the top ten list of closest asteroid approaches. In fact, this is the sixth closest approach to date. The close pass will occur… » 5/29/12 11:30am 5/29/12 11:30am

Time-lapse video shows a trailer-sized asteroid coming between Earth…

NASA released this amazing video that shows just how close the 43-foot asteroid 2012 JU came to Earth the other day — within 118,000 miles, or about half the distance to our own Moon. It's amazing to think that an object can come from near Mars in February and come so close to us, just a few months later. Video:… » 5/15/12 1:33pm 5/15/12 1:33pm