A Recent History of Asteroids Nearly Destroying Earth

2009 BD

Date: 6/25/2009

What was described as "an asteroid the size of a motorhome" by researchers slowly dipped by our planet, coming at a near distance of 215,000 miles. After analyzing the seven-meter-wide space rock's movements, scientists of NASA's Asteroid Watch program calmed everyone's nerves by tweeting the following: "2009 BD is a small object, 7 meters, & poses no threat." Further research has shown 2009 BD to still be in orbit as it makes a trip around the sun, remaining close to 10 lunar distances away from Earth.

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