Reply to post: "...the rock in question was just six feet (two metres) across..."

NASA spots asteroid on crash course with Earth – with just hours to go

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"...the rock in question was just six feet (two metres) across..."

So there's no lower limit in size to make the news?

OMG!! There's a small pebble burning up in the atmosphere, with no advanced warning.

OMG!! There's a small rock, that we just detected 26 seconds before impact.

OMG!! There's our present 2m rock that we detected only hours before.

OMG!! There's a 10m rock that we detected only days before.

etc.

Shall we plot a graph of asteroid size versus typical detection range?

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