Update: 3-Mile-Wide Asteroid XE54 Passes Just 226,000km From EarthSubmitted by Bob-45 on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 09:12
December 12, 2012
Late last week Shepard Ambellas of theintelhub.com wrote about the possibility of a massive new object moving towards earth.
Last Weeks article stated that:
“NASA’s Stereo Behind HI-2 Camera shows some startling footage as an amazing discovery has been found. A massive object with a tail appears to be moving toward earth at a rapid rate. “This does not look like the typical Sun Grazer coming in as it is in a very different path” states the maker of the video. This object has been captured by NASA equipment over the last several weeks.”
Now in the past few days a newly discovered asteroid, possibly the same one that Ambellas wrote about last week, has passed earth safety, but still came a bit too close for comfort. Asteroid 2012 XE54 was over 3 miles wide, and while it was no danger to earth, it did come close enough for scientists to gather data that they have never been able to before, so the close proximity may have been a blessing in disguise.