Called 2012 TC4, the asteroid will pass by Earth at an altitude of less than 44,000 km, just above the 36,000 km level where hundreds of satellites orbit the Earth.


It measures between 15 to 30 metres wide, the same size as the meteoroid that exploded over Chelyabinsk in 2013, and whose shockwaves blew out the windows of thousands of buildings and injured more than 1,000 people. TC4 is expected to approach the planet at a point south of Australia.

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5 thoughts on “House-sized asteroid will pass near to Earth this week

  1. We are truly at the mercy of the cosmos. At any given time, we could be shattered into oblivion by any number of natural acts over which we’ve no control. It’s too bad more don’t understand this. I think life would be treated as much more of a gift of chance if it were. There’s no reason why we’re here and there’d be no one to notice if we were suddenly gone tomorrow; so enjoy life and treat it as precious because it is.

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