Week 11, 2022: Asteroid Discovered 2 Hours Before Earth Impact!

Asteroid 2022 EB5, two hours before Earth impact, 2022-Mar-11

On March 11, 2022, a 2-meter wide asteroid, named 2022 EB5, was spotted by the Fiskesteteu Observatory in Hungary just two hours before Earth impact, the fifth such object discovered. It burned up on the atmosphere just north of Iceland at 21:00 UTC the same day

Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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