This year started out with a lot of Asteroid Day planned for the last day of the month.. After a lull for few months, two more space rocks have swung by in June, just in time for
A football field-sized asteroid whipped by at about the same distance to us as the moon on June 6. And another slightly smaller one named asteroid 2017 MF is passing us at about the same distance on Monday.
They both posed no threat, but each buzz of a recently discovered asteroid makes it harder not to think about all the other nearby objects our telescopes don't catch. You may remember when one, creating an explosion that shattered windows throughout the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Highlighting the threat posed by asteroids is part of the fourth annual "Asteroid Day," held each year on June 30 in commemoration of the, a massive meteor impact that happened in 1908 in Siberia.
Research suggests a. If true, it's possible there could be more close encounters coming up to make Asteroid Day even more relevant.
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