posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 05:31 AM
"A giant asteroid the size of three football pitches will make the closest flyby of Earth in recorded history for an object of its size, scientists
It will pass between the Earth and the Moon and will even come closer than the orbit of many telecommunications satellites, although astronomers
insisted that there was little chance of a collision with the massive rock.
Anxious Earthlings need not worry too much for another 24 years, however, because asteroid 2004 MN4 is not due to make its closest approach to Earth
until about 10pm London time on Friday 13 April 2029.
The latest calculations of the rock's orbit suggest that it will come so close that it will probably be visible to the naked eye from Britain. It
will shine in the sky as a dim, fast-moving star - the first asteroid in modern times to be clearly visible from Earth without the aid of a telescope
Yet another "narrow" miss being predicted. I can't count how many of these future "narrow" misses these has been lately. But note this does not
and can not include those space rocks that are in orbit around the poles of the sun. Like the near miss last december 19th near the earthquake
epicenter that was a total "suprise". It passed between the earth and some sat's and no one saw it comming becuase it came from the polar region
of the sun.