Asteroid to pass close to Earth
On the 15th of February 2013 an asteroid about the size of half a football pitch is going to glide closer than many weather satellites pass over Earth.
The astroid will pass Earth at 17,200 miles. It is thought to be passing by some TV satellites that orbit Earth, which could mean it swings their orbits uneven and sends them slingshotting out to space.
Although the astroid is very close it will not be highly visible to most of the USA or Britain. But if you happen to be located in Eastern Europe, Asia or Australia and you know where to look you might have a chance of getting a glimpse of it.
So if you actually see this asteroid, don’t get worried as its path is well known and it won’t hit Earth.
Monks Abbey News Team