However, only days later, on December 1st of that year, the asteroid was last observed as scientists lost sight of it as it became extremely faint. The object will pass by at a close but safe distance from us.
Now that same asteroid is back and about to buzz by us about 70 times closer than it did eight years ago.
An asteroid of the size of a long football field reportedly would pass right by the Earth at a seemingly closer distance. "We didn't know how close, but we had ruled out any chance that it would hit the Earth", Paul Chodas, manager of the Center for Near Earth Object Studies at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told CBC News.
As per the experts, the asteroid 2010 WC9 is even larger than that of the "Chelyabinsk meteor" that had injured near about one thousand people and had wrecked glasses on its breaking up atop Chelyabinsk in Russian Federation in the year 2013. However, 2010 WC9 could still do quite a bit of damage on a local scale if it were on a collision course with Earth (which it's not, for the foreseeable future). Astronomers believe, however, that despite its larger size and the distance from our planet, it doesn't pose danger and is likely going to just fly by.
Although Tuesday's visitor won't be visible to the naked eye, star gazers might be able to catch a glimpse of it with a telescope. If you don't have a telescope to spare, amateur astronomers can watch a livestream of the event, courtesy of the Northolt Branch Observatories in London.
But when you hear that the Asteroid is actually as big as the Liberty statue, you would obviously get anxious. But, persons wishing to see the asteroid can tune in to Slooh, the astronomy broadcasting service beginning at 4 pm Alaska time.
Zaha broke the deadlock for Palace in the 70th minute and Patrick van Aanholt secured the three points shortly thereafter. Palace waltzed their way towards another hard-fought victory in the final stages of the game.
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He was handpicked as a candidate by deposed leader Carles Puigdemont . "From October 27, he will be able to call new elections". Polls show that the wealthy region's 7.5 million residents are evenly divided on whether Catalonia should secede from Spain.
Politicians across all parties have been paying tributes to the beloved former Labour MP all day as the announcement was made. Three years later, after stepping down from the Commons at the 2015 general election, she was made Baroness Jowell of Brixton.
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Also at 67 was Keith Mitchell, who only got into the tournament Wednesday when Paul Casey had to withdraw with an injury. That's been the story of the TPC Sawgrass over the years - a design that doesn't favor one particular style of play.
However, the difficulties of playing SEC foes has set Mississippi State up for a solid shot in the NCAA Tournament . The super regionals will be played May 24-27 on eight campus sites, with eight best-of-three matchups.
His tally of 30 league goals is the highest of his career so far and he became only the seventh player in Europe's top five... And he's since built up an online following while live-streaming himself playing Fortnite with Kane and Harry Maguire .
Salmonella is a bacterial infection that causes symptoms such as a diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The eggs were sold by Walmart , among other leading US retailers, and were recalled on April 13.
Flags set to Fly at Half Staff to Honor Law Enforcement
Greg Abbott held a ceremony for the state's fallen peace officers the week prior. "It's very troubling, we are a big state". Providing a means for individuals, businesses, and communities to express their appreciation for law enforcement officers.
Avengers 4 is not the last Avengers film
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