Near-Earth Asteroid ’2003 AM31′ to Graze Earth July 22nd – 23rd
Alien Digest — An almost one mile wide (4500 feet) asteroid will pass by earth on July 22nd and 23rd. This Near Earth Object (NEO) is considered a planetary killer, but according to reports will miss earth by up to 14 moon distances.
An excerpt from a Times of India article reads;
“The entire astronomical community has reversed its thinking about them over the past few decades. Instead of living on an ‘island Earth’ with little or no connection with other celestial objects, we now feel that collisions with comets or asteroids change the evolution of our biosphere, and maybe even seeded our world with the amino acids that started life long ago,” Astronomy magazine’s Bob Berman said.
This raises an eyebrow that such large objects are whizzing by almost unannounced by NASA to the general populace.