Friday, 27 January 2012
Asteroid to make earth near-miss fly-by today
An asteroid will pass by the Earth today, at about time of posting, in something of a cosmic near-miss, making its closest approach at about 16:00 GMT.
The asteroid, estimated to be about 11m (36ft) in diameter, was first detected on Wednesday. At its closest, the space rock - named 2012 BX34 - will pass within about 60,000km of Earth - less than a fifth of the distance to the Moon.
Astronomers stress that there is no cause for concern.
However, if you can't read this and there is some kind of global disaster, they are wrong :)