Near-Earth Asteroid 2016 VA: very close encounter with eclipse! – 01 Nov. 2016

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3 Responses

  1. Joel Davis says:

    Very cool! God job Dr. Masi.

  2. Craig says:

    How fast was the asteroid travelling and what would be the impact results upon hitting the earth?
    Thx!

    • Gianluca Masi says:

      Hi, it was traveling at about 21 km/s relatively to our planet. Its size could make another Tunguska event; a similar size object was involved in the Chelyabinsk event.

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