On 2002-01-07 17:07, Chip wrote:
First the CNN story
Then go here for movies of 2001 YB5
It missed the Earth on Monday by "only two times the distance of the moon." - CNN 01/07/02
If it had hit the Earth -- "The impact would be quite tremendous. It could essentially wipe out a medium-sized country." - Benny Peiser, Royal Astronomical Society, Great Britain.
Also see NASA website SpaceWeather.com
for more information. It was visible at 12th magnitude.
Did anyone who posts here spot it? [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif[/img]