Comforting: Some unknown object to buzz Earth tomorrow morning


Telescopes at the ready! Tomorrow morning at 7:47 AM Eastern, an unknown object between 33 and 50 feet wide will come within 80,000 miles of Earth. NASA’s finest are saying that it might be space junk, it might be a little asteroid, or it might be something else.

Whatever it happens to be, it’s not large enough to cause any damage if it were to collide with Earth. Not that it will, being that it’s 80,000 miles away. If you’re in the western portion of the US, you might be able to see the object with a telescope. Let us know what it is, eh? I’m guessing it’s merely the next in a series of Balloon Boy hoaxes.

Mystery object to whizz by Earth Wednesday [Yahoo! News/AP]