Asteroid 2011 ES4 Is The Size Of An Office Building And About To Buzz By Earth

It’s about the same size as the bolide from space that exploded in the atmosphere over Russia in 2013, blowing out thousands of windows on the ground

Curated via Twitter from Forbes Tech’s twitter account….

But fortunately, NASA and other astronomers say the roughly 30-meter wide asteroid 2011 ES4 does not pose a threat to Earth as it is set to make a close pass by our planet on Tuesday, September 1. “On Sept. 1st, asteroid 2011 ES4 will fly through the Earth-Moon system only 72,000 miles from Earth—close, but there is no danger of a collision,” writes astronomer Dr.

I’ve covered science, technology, the environment and politics for outlets including CNET, PC World, BYTE, Wired, AOL and NPR.

I’ve covered science, technology, the environment and politics for outlets including CNET, PC World, BYTE, Wired, AOL and NPR.

Upon returning to the lower 48, I covered politics, energy and the environment as a freelancer for National Public Radio programs and spent time as an online editor for AOL and Comcast.

I began covering Silicon Valley for the now defunct Business 2. 0 Magazine in 2000, but when the dot-com bubble burst, I found myself manning a public radio station in the Alaskan Bush for three years.

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