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    Planetary defenses MISSED asteroid flyby that came within 400km of Earth on Friday 13th — RT World News

    A disturbing new record for the closest asteroid flyby of the Earth has been set, after a space rock named 2020 VT4 came within 400 kilometers (250 miles) of the planet on Friday the 13th. And our planetary defenses missed it.
    The asteroid was spotted by the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) survey at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii some 15 hours after it made its close approach from our sun-facing blind spot.
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    Everyone sure loves doom and gloom here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _V_ View Post
    Everyone sure loves doom and gloom here.

    It was as near as Yorkshire is to London. pretty darn close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    It was as near as Yorkshire is to London. pretty darn close.
    If you go to Yorkshire, they'll say it feels a long way.

    How big was it anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    If you go to Yorkshire, they'll say it feels a long way.

    How big was it anyway?
    According to Wikipedia, just under 11,903 km2 (4,596 sq mi)

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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    If you go to Yorkshire, they'll say it feels a long way.

    How big was it anyway?
    5-10 metres so half the diameter of Tunguska.

    So if hit London the UK would cease to exist
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    5-10 metres so half the diameter of Tunguska.

    So if hit London the UK would cease to exist
    It would likely burn up in the atmosphere before getting anywhere near London (or Yorkshire).

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    5-10 metres so half the diameter of Tunguska.

    So if hit London the UK would cease to exist
    So Londoners would claim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    So Londoners would claim.

    No that size would wipe out Scotland, Wales and possibly Ireland.

    Not extinction level but pretty noticeable.
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    In the desolate wasteland of the North East, how would we notice. Let alone Scotland
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