Corcaigh Posted March 21, 2020 Share Posted March 21, 2020 (edited) 12 hours ago, China said: NASA Warns Of 128-Foot Asteroid Approaching Earth; Will It Cause An Airburst? According to the JPL small body site the nearest point of approach for 2020 FB 2 is 0.015 AU (1 AU is the distance to the Sun) which is about five times the distance to the moon. Not sure how that would result in an airburst. EDIT: and the article even says that toward the end. " According to CNEOS, 2020 FB2 will intersect Earth’s orbit on March 20 at 6:24 pm EDT. During this time, the asteroid will be about 0.01489 astronomical units or roughly 1.4 million miles from Earth as it crosses its path. " Edited March 21, 2020 by Corcaigh Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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