Asteroid to Almost Hit the Earth Today!
Well, “almost” is a relative term…
Via Space.com: Close Shave: Asteroid to Just Miss Earth Today
At closest approach, the asteroid will be above the coast of Antarctica. It will be well below geosynchronous satellites, which orbit 22,236 miles (35,786 km) above Earth. Experts say there is little chance the rock will hit a satellite, simply because of the vast expanse and relatively small number of satellites.
The asteroid will remain well above the orbit of the International Space Station, which flies about 220 miles (354 km) above Earth.
The deadly space rock in question is about the size of a “tour bus.”