Monday, January 28, 2008

Asteroid due for close-shave with earth tonight

Science & Technology News
Tue, 29 Jan 2008 06:13a.m.

Astronomers in the Northern Hemisphere are hoping for clear skies to catch the largest asteroid to pass close to earth in twenty years. The lump of space-debris is called 2007 TU24 and is actually 334 thousand miles away (about one and a half times the distance of earth to the moon), but that is close astronomically speaking. Astronomers say we won't see another asteroid of this size so close until 2027.