Incredible Video Captures Asteroid the Size of a Car Hurling Toward Earth (But, Was it Superman Arriving?)


Farmer Barend Swanepoel recorded a clip of the cosmic boulder heading towards his farm at Ottosdal near the South African border with Botswana at 6.40pm on Saturday on CCTV. Asteroid trackers at NASA quickly determined the rock – which was about 6 feet across – was too small to pose any danger. Paul Chodas, manager of the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said it’s only the second time the re-entry location was predicted well in advance.

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