Asteroid 2009DD45 will be making a close approach to Earth today, passing overhead at a space-amazingly close 72,000 km.
Look up at lunchtime today and you might see a genuine close encounter. Space asteroid 2009DD45 will be passing just in front of the Earth at 1.40pm today.
Some 40m wide, which is as big as the Tunguska asteroid that obliterated most of Siberia in the early 20th century, the asteroid poses no danger to Earth – you can’t change the laws of physics, remember – so while it may be close, you don’t need to worry about any imminent death by falling rocks.
Besides, Bruce Willis is busy this week…
It’s even named DD, I wonder if that’s in honour of us?