Asteroid 99 Dike was the first of many asteroids (and the occasional comet) to be discovered by Alphonse Borrelly from his Marseilles observatory. This one was spotted on May 28th 1868. 52 more words
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A large asteroid will just miss the Earth at 7:25 a.m. Thursday, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
This may not sound that close, but asteroid 1999-FN53 is of the size/speed that if it were to hit the Earth, the impact would be catastrophic. 64 more words