Earth has close shave with Asteroid 2012 BX34 after facing solar flares


    Earth has close shave with Asteroid 2012 BX34 after facing solar flares. The school bus sized asteroid passes by earth without inflicting any damage

    Reports suggest that today a small asteroid will come very close to earth. Earlier there were fears that it may come dangerously close to our earth but now it has been ascertained that the bus sized asteroid may pass by the earth with a distance of 0.17 lunar distances.

    Scientists have suggested that despite coming so close to earth the small Asteroid doesn’t really pose any threat to earth whatsoever. The world faced an intense solar storm for the last two days and people who love sky watching, they have more than a handful right now.

    The asteroid being named BX34 will cross the earth around 10:30 am. NASA scientists are watching the movement of Asteroid very carefully and have said that this is not going to pose any threat to any part of the world.

    A NASA report while classifying the asteroids says, “Asteroids are leftovers formed from the cloud of gas and dust — the solar nebula — that collapsed to form our sun and the planets about 4.5 billion years ago. As such, they contain the original material from the solar nebula, which can tell us about the conditions of our solar system’s birth”.

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) detects, tracks and characterizes asteroids and comets passing close to Earth using both ground- and space-based telescopes. The Near-Earth Object Observations Program at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., commonly called “Spaceguard,” discovers these objects, characterizes some of them, and plots their orbits to determine if any could be potentially hazardous to our planet. JPL manages the Near-Earth Object Program Office for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.