Hey Space Placers!
An asteroid - a very small one - was discovered on Saturday just hours before it was due to hit Earth.
This is the third time this has happened and I am sure there will be a meteorite expedition launched to try and find pieces of the space rock.
The planet gets hit everyday with space debris, occasionally man-made but most often the cosmic kind from asteroids and comets.
We celebrate Asteroid Day every June 30th to remind us of the dangers of these space rocks. That date was chosen because it was when the largest impact event in modern history took place over Tunguska, Siberia and wiped 2000 km of forest - the equivalent of a large hydrogen bomb detonation of millions of tons of TNT.
Sky Guy in VA