“House-Sized” Asteroid Alert For September 7, 2014 Close Earth Passby… Orbit Uncertain!

“House-Sized” Asteroid Alert For September 7, 2014 Close Earth Passby… Orbit Uncertain!

According to BP Earthwatch… this orbit of this asteroid is a ‘uncertain’… so it’s interesting that NASA and the news are saying no problem… that it will ‘narrowly miss earth’…

It was only discovered a few days ago… and yet they are downplaying it even though orbit is uncertain:
WEEKEND ASTEROID FLYBY: This Sunday, a house-sized asteroid named “2014 RC” will fly through the Earth-Moon system almost inside the orbit of geosynchronous satellites. At closest approach, Sept. 7th at 18:18 UTC, the 20-meter-wide space rock will pass just 40,000 km over New Zealand. This diagram from NASA shows the geometry of the encounter:

There is no danger of a collision with Earth.

Asteroid 2014 RC was discovered on the night of August 31 by the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Arizona, and independently detected the next night by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope, located on the summit of Haleakalā on Maui, Hawaii.  Follow-up observations quickly confirmed the orbit of 2014 RC: it comes from just beyond the orbit of Mars.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

 

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