NASA: Jet Propulsion Lavatory: Small Asteroid to Pass Close to Earth on March 8 ~ link ~
CNEOS's new prediction for 2013 TX68 is that it will fly by roughly 3 million miles (5 million kilometers) from our planet. There is still a chance that it could pass closer, but certainly no closer than 15,000 miles (24,000 kilometers) above Earth's surface. The new observations also better constrain the path of 2013 TX68 in future years; CNEOS has determined that 2013 TX68 cannot impact Earth over the next century.
An Asteroid Will Come CLOSE to Earth - But How Close??? ~ link ~
The approaching asteroid is hidden in the sun's glare, which makes it difficult to follow.
Incoming Asteroid Passing EXTREMELY CLOSE: "If it doesn't hit Earth, may strike something around us" ~ link ~
It’s not worth panicking over, but it is at least worth mentioning the “chance” that a giant asteroid could hit the planet.
Its calculated trajectory varies, with reports claiming it will arrive March 5, or between the 7th and 8th, and will hurl as close as 11,000 miles away from Earth, but that’s about as close as anything close to its size has come on record.
NASA has admitted there is a chance the asteroid 2013 TX68, a 100ft-wide rock which is currently heading towards us, could impact earth.
Because the asteroid was tracked for only 10 days, its orbital path is uncertain. Experts believe it will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday, although the forecast might be one or two days out.
Calculations show that 2013 TX68 could shoot past the Earth well within the ring of geostationary communications and GPS satellites stationed 22,300 miles above the equator. At the other limit of its predicted range, it could remain as far out as 40 times the distance to the moon.