Earth welcomed two visitors Wednesday — meteors that passed by our planet at distances closer than the moon.
A newly discovered asteroid called “2011 GW9” zipped within 48,000 miles of Earth twice Wednesday morning. Another called “2011 GP28” flew past our planet from a distance of 120,000 miles Wednesday afternoon.
GW9 is 20 to 46 feet across. GP28 is between 12 and 26 feet across.
In December 1971, we wrote about “Streaks in the Sky.” Click here to check it out.