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That Was Close!

Tomorrow, an asteroid will flyby Earth inside of the Moon’s orbit! The last flyby of a large asteroid was in 1976 and the next one will be in 2028. A picture was taken of the asteroid yesterday (left) and it was about 860,000 miles away from Earth.

Asteroid On November 7th


Tropical Depression Reclassified as Hurricane Alex

NASA

Warning gulf inhabitants! A Nasa satellite has reclassified a tropical depression as Hurricane Alex (right) This photograph was taken by NASA’s Terra satellite on June 30, 2010 at 12:10 Central Daylight Time. Hurricanes in general are bad, but this one is arguably twice as bad because of the gulf oil spill.