Asteroid to come 'damn close' to crashing into Earth

2012 TC4 was first seen in 2012 and has got closer to Earth since its last appearance close to

2012 TC4 was first seen in 2012 and has got closer to Earth since its last appearance close to

"It's damn close", Rolf Densing, head of Germany's European Space Operations Center, told AFP.

Discovered back in 2012, astronomers are once again at the edge of their seats as an asteroid dubbed "TC4" is scheduled to scoot past Earth at a distance of 27,300 miles on October 2, European Space Agency officials said Thursday. For comparison, the distance that geostationary satellites orbit at is roughly 22,000 miles, so TC4 is going to be incredibly close to our planet when it makes its pass.

NASA scientists have previously tested their monitoring and emergency response coordination systems using hypothetical impact scenarios, but the October flyby offers researchers a chance to track and predict the size and trajectory of the previously detected near-Earth object in real time. However, with the help of Chile's Very Large Telescope, they've managed to track down and calculate the rock's really not-great-enough-for-comfort distance. But don't worry. This asteroid is far enough away to be safe, but close enough to give scientists a lot to look at.

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"It will not hit the Earth, that's the most important thing to say", said Detlef Koschny of ESA's near-Earth object research team.

Researchers for the various space programmes across the globe now have no planetary defence systems in place - they are focused on early warning - and at present ideas of protecting the Earth from an asteroid heading towards it remain in the realm of science fiction.

"[It's] an excellent opportunity to test the worldwide ability to detect and track near-Earth objects and assess our ability to respond together to a real asteroid threat", ESA announced in a statement.

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In 2013, a meteoroid exploded in Chelyabinsk, central Russian Federation, injuring 1200 people and shattering the windows of nearly 5000 buildings.

The resulting shockwave blew out the windows of almost 5,000 buildings and injured more than 1,200 people.

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