Name of asteroid: 2011 MD
Distance of asteroid from Earth: 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles)
Size of asteroid: 20 meters across
Needless to say, UFO researchers worldwide are watching this asteroid to see if it moves off course in any way that may indicate it is an intelligently controlled craft.
This may sound like late notice, but astronomers have just spotted a rather chunky asteroid heading our way, set to narrowly miss us on Monday. I do not normally report such but this one is coming really close to Earth.12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles), 32 times closer than the moon, and closer than some geosynchronous satellites.
The moment of closest approach will occur on Monday, June 27 at 13:30 UTC somewhere over the South Atlantic Ocean. Its visibility will be severely limited, but amateur astronomers in Australia and New Zealand should be able to track 2011 MD in the night sky just before closest approach.
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