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Perils of small asteroids

2013 TX68 will make a pass by earth on March 5. It my be as far as 9 million miles away--safe. Or 11,000 mile away--uh oh.. At this point the calculators of such things are unsure and not able to give a definite answer.

It is considered a small asteroid. But at 100 feet in diameter, it is 2 times bigger than the asteroid that shocked Chelyabinsk Russia a few years back. Remember that day? We were watching an asteroid SAFETY bypass earth when the Russian city was it without notice causing damage and injuries? That day.. Sweeper effect perhaps.

This asteroid, discovered October 2013, is not expected to hit the planet in March. However there are some potential dates when the planet should watch for skyfalls... September 2017, and then 2046 and 2097.

Recall one thing when considering a potential 11,000 mile distance: The moon is 238,000 miles away. That would make a 2013 TX68 flyby 95% closer than the moon particularly uncomfortable.. 

All Ides of March eyes on the 5th. Then we can breath until September 17..

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Welcome to the final minutes of the year 2012. Yes. Already. It was so looked forward to, and it is ending so quickly...

It's minus Dick Clark this year, though. And that is notable. Fergie is showering ABC viewers tonight in the pre-game with Dick Clark related footage. Donna Summers is playing while the Doors are swaying. Yes, it's a stroll down amnesia lane in the fast lane. Dick Clarkless 2013. No countdown with the master of Times Square this year.

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