Close Shave on Monday

2011MD trajectory. Credit: NASA

We will be visited by a small asteroid on June 27th at 09:30 EDT (13:30 UT).  The asteroid between five and 20 meters in diameter will pass just 7,500 miles from the Earth!!  This is close enough for the asteroid to be seen with a modest-sized telescope during the day.

(1) More from JPL.
URL: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news172.html

(2) JPL Small-Body Database Browser
URL: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2011md;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

(3) Earth’s Busy Neighborhood
URL: http://www.hohmanntransfer.com/



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