My PR agent, trying to get more coverage for ASTEROIDS-Bridge to Nowhere, asked if there had been any recent asteroid near misses with Earth. Here’s what I found:
Jan 1, 2020 – Bus-size asteroid will buzz Earth at 18,400 mph on Jan. 2 – The event is set to occur just three days after five sizeable NEOs flew by the Earth on the same day.
Jan 6, 2020 – ROCKY HORROR! Asteroid that could have caused ‘Violent Sky Explosion’ powerful as 30 nukes zips past Earth.
Jan 25, 2020 – A 32-Foot Asteroid Skimmed Earth from Very Close by Shortly After It Was Discovered. The asteroid was traveling at an incredible speed of 22,800 mph and buzzed Earth from only 37,200 miles away. The object was discovered less than 24 hours before its close flyby of Earth. Yikes!
Jan 26, 2020 – “City-Killer” Asteroid Nearly Hits Earth – it came closer to the Earth than the moon this week.
The space rock, named Asteroid 2019 OK, came hurtling toward Earth at a speed of nearly 15 miles a second. Astronomers admit they had no idea the giant rock was headed our way, because it came from the direction of the sun and only became visible a few days ago.
It looks like 2020 will be a busy year for asteroid flyby’s. It’s only a matter of time before one smacks us!