Be happy. You have survived another close call with asteroid destruction: the April Fools Day asteroid—technically called 2012 EG5—passed today at half the distance between the Earth and the Moon: 143,000 miles.


The 150-foot-wide (46 meters) object was labeled as condition 9 back on March 15, 2012. This means that is orbit prediction was "highly uncertain." The condition level goes from 0—good prediction—to 9. Today, it was labeled as condition 5 soon before passing Earth at 5:32am Eastern Time.

I'm getting tired of all this uncertainty with these small rocks that can destroy a city like New York. They keep passing near us all the time. In fact, two more passed on Monday, one of them at 36,000 miles. That's nothing in astronomical terms. [NASA JPL]