January 7, 2014
First Asteroid Of 2014
According to NASA, the first asteroid of the season was discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey. And it wasn’t a small rock. Asteroid 2014 AA was the size of a small car and had the potential of striking Earth. But here’s a Happy New Year—it didn’t. Here’s the scary part—it was only discovered right before it was set to enter Earth’s atmosphere. That’s not much warning time! The asteroid entered about 1,900 miles east of Caracas, far away from landmass. That’s still a little too close for comfort!
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