Asteroid FlyBy On Friday

I spy with my little eye something…asteroid-y.

Okay, it’s an asteroid.  And it’s HEADED RIGHT FOR US!

*ahem*

I apologize for the intentional panic-inducing ALL CAPS up there.  But I mean really, how often does one get the chance to say that an asteroid is coming and have it actually be true?  Because it’s coming!

Well it’s headed in our direction on Friday.

Video provided by NASA

On Feb. 15th an asteroid about half the size of a football field will fly past Earth closer than many man-made satellites. Since regular sky surveys began in the 1990s, astronomers have never seen an object so big come so close to our planet.

Get your telescopes out, folks!  This one’s going to set some records.

Jessica L. Tozer is a blogger for DoDLive and Armed With Science.  She is an Army veteran and an avid science fiction fan, both of which contribute to her enthusiasm for technology in the military.

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