Friday, September 11, 2009

12/21/2012 is 1196 days away

In January of 2012 the second-largest Near Earth Object on record (size 13×13×33 km) will pass Earth at 0.1790 astronomical units (26,778,019 km; 16,639,090 mi). NASA studied Eros with the NEAR Shoemaker probe launched on 1996-02-17.

1 comment:

2012Chick said...

Eros might cause some different weather conditions as it passes, but 16 million miles is like 70 times farther away than the moon.Its the Milky Way that is the real instigator of catastrophe. In the summer of 2012 it will be directly over Washington DC as a vertical phenomenon in the night sky.