Asteroid Near-Miss Set to Happen July 3"An asteroid possibly as large as a half-mile or more in diameter is rapidly approaching the Earth.
There is no need for concern, for no collision is in the offing, but the space rock will make an exceptionally close approach to our planet early on Monday, July 3, passing just beyond the Moon's average distance from Earth."
NO NEED FOR CONCERN!?!? OMFG!!! Are you kidding?!! That is so scary close I am sweating! Oh.. nope.. not that one I just mentioned: 2004 XP14. Not that Asteroid... Yeah... 1.1 times the average distance is waywayway close, but this one is what is making me white-knuckled:"On April 13, 2029, observers in Asia and North Africa will have a chance to see another asteroid, but without needing a telescope.
Asteroid 99942 Apophis, about 1,000 feet (300 meters) wide, is expected to be visible to the naked eye as it passes within 20,000 miles (32,000 km), inside the orbits of geosynchronous communications satellites.
Astronomers say an asteroid that large comes that close about once every 1,500 years, although 99942 Apophis will likely swing by again in 2036."
Maybe I should invest in a small umbrella, a la Wile E. Coyote. You think it would help?
Read the full terrifying article here:http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,201355,00.html