A Recent History of Asteroids Nearly Destroying Earth

2006 VV2

Date: 3/30/2007

The asteroid that flew past us on a Friday night in '07 at 11 p.m. missed its target and came within 2.1 million miles of contact. Scientists claim an asteroid of that magnitude could have wiped out an entire country. Seeing how VV2 had passed Southern California, had it penetrated the atmosphere, the U.S. would have been turned into a cavity.

Tags: space, asteroids
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