Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Near Earth Asteroid

Last night, an asteroid passed "closely" by earth. Watch the video to learn more.

You can also read more about this at National Geographic.

Learn more about asteroids and comets at The Planetary Society or from NASA.


  1. Dear Mr. Pahl,
    Scary an asteroid that close to earth we could get crushed.
    From, Benjamin

    1. Dear Benjamin,
      It would be scary if an asteroid hit our beautiful Earth everything would look trashed after that or even worse!
      Sincerely, Ellis

  2. Dear Mr. Pahl,
    It is interesting to know that an asteroid passed that close to Earth. I would like to know more about it.
    -Sam, a student in Mr.Pahls’ class.

  3. Dear Mr. Pahl,

    That sounds very dangerous and hazardous. If it was to hit Earth, it would be very, very disastrous.
    Millions would be hurt or killed and so all of planet Earth would be counting on it to not change course.

    Sincerely, Miranda

    1. Dear Miranda,
      I agree with you, a lot of people would get hurt if the asteroid hit Earth. We were very lucky that the asteroid didn't hit us. If it did hit Earth, I wonder where the asteroid would hit Earth.

  4. Dear Mr.Pahl,
    I don’t think that it was “Close” to earth I think it was “really far from earth” because I think that over 5,000,000 Km away is not close…

    1. Dear Eric,
      I agree the asteroid was very far away. Plus it was only the size of two football fields. It wouldn’t kill millions just probably a thousand people.
      From, Maximus

    2. Dear Maximus,
      I definitely agree with you and Eric I don’t think it was close at all because 5,000,000 is really far away from earth and probably it would kill thousands of people or if were both wrong it would kill millions of people.
      Sincerely, Danny

  5. Dear Mr. Pahl,
    I can’t believe that an asteroid pasted that close to earth. That is pretty amazing yet dangerous at the same time. If it hit us, millions of people would’ve been severely hurt or killed. We our really lucky it did not hit us. I am so relived.
    Sincerely, Amaya.

  6. Dear Everyone,
    In the asteroid video on national geographic site the asteroid is pretty scary. Is it going to happen to us and destroy all of us? Personally I think that an asteroid might hit us.

    From Cam

  7. Dear Mr. Pahl and students,
    I can’t believe that the asteroid was just that close to Earth! I don’t know what would happen if that asteroid got in our atmosphere.
    Sincerely, Kyle

  8. Dear Mr. Pahl and students,

    I wonder what would happen if an asteroid that size would land in one of our oceans? I wonder how big of a wave that would create?


  9. Dear 4th Grade,
    I can’t believe that an asteroid was really close to hitting earth, we are lucky that it didn’t get closer because it would've actually hit earth causing it to hit land and destroy a lot of homes and lives. Even if it hit water it would have killed fish and rare habitats causing extinction. Still we really are lucky.
    Sincerely Izabelle,

  10. Dear Cam,

    Do you think the chances of us getting hit by an asteroid are very good? I'm not sure how much land there is in comparison to water on Earth. Do you know? I'm curious to hear what you think!

    Sincerely, Kristin from Mr. Pahl's Western class


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