Is Earth Going to be Hit by a GIANT Asteroid on February 15th
In case you didn't hear a 150-foot-wide asteroid is going to fly very close to Earth Friday of next week! Find out if you need to plan for the end of the world here . . .
Actually scientists say there is no chance that it will hit our planet, but it will come within some 17,000 miles of the Earth.
Keep in mind that's closer than the orbit of high-flying communication and weather satellites, and the nearest known flyby of an object this size!
According to experts it's going to zip by at 17,400 mph! That's about eight times faster than a bullet from a high-speed rifle! So even if you use binoculars or a telescope it will only appear as a small point of light.
The bummer is it's going to be happening in the afternoon, Eastern time, over Indonesia, and we wont be able to see it at all in the US.
Food for thought: if it WERE to impact the Earth, it would release the energy equivalent of 2.4 million tons of TNT and wipe out 750 square miles.
It's happened before back in 1908 in Siberia, when forest around the Tunguska River was flattened by a slightly smaller asteroid that exploded five miles above ground.