Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

I don’t know about you, but I’m mildly concerned about the giant asteroid passing by Earth this evening. Sure, that’s irrational –but hey, you never know.

So, how¬†large is this chunk of space rock? According to news reports, it’s as big as:

  • An aircraft carrier
  • The Empire State Building
  • A skyscraper
  • A city block
  • Four city blocks
  • Four football pitches

While I like “four football pitches” it doesn’t really convey volume, does it?Anyway, I hope to see you tomorrow. If not, bon voyage!

4 responses to “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

  1. I watched the movie “Melancholia” (excellent!) a couple of nights ago . . . probably not the best flick to get you in the right head-space for an asteroid pass, but maybe once it’s safely by, it’ll be worth a watch . . .

  2. According to the NASA website, it’s 1/4 mile across.

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