Whoosh goes 2009 DD45

Apparently a smallish asteroid just had a near miss with Earth. 2009 DD45 passed by at 63000km which is well inside the Moons orbit.

It was realitively small, so if it hit, it would have only (only!) done the same amount of damage as a single nuke.

I suppose the worrying thing for me is that it was only found 3 days ago ! If it was going to hit us, 3 days isn’t really much time to do anything. What happened to all that near earth tracking stuff that everyone was working on a few years ago ?

One can only hope that it wasn’t noticed earlier because it was so tiny and that a bigger one would be found earlier.

We really really need to get off this planet ASAP !