QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office

Asteroid 2012 TC4 will pass between Earth and the moon on October 12, it was announced.
But it is a smallish asteroid.
At worst, if it hit us, it would create a crater less than a mile wide and only 1,000 feet deep, destroying everything for only a few miles in every direction.
And a NASA scientist has assured us that there is only “a one-in-a-million chance that it could hit us,” although “more observations could reduce the uncertainties.”
So relax.

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