There are 1293 near Earth asteroids as of June 1, 2012


Any asteroid 100 lunar distance or less, is considered to be a near Earth asteroid. A Lunar Distance is the distance from Earth to the Moon.

Recent & Upcoming Earth-asteroid encounters:

Asteroid
Date(UT)
Miss Distance
Mag.
Size
2002 VX94
May 26
72.8 LD
1.1 km
2012 KC45
May 28
2 LD
6 m
2012 KP24
May 28
0.1 LD
23 m
2012 KT42
May 29
0.05 LD
8 m
2012 KZ41
May 31
8.1 LD
42 m
2002 AC
Jun 16
62.2 LD
1.2 km
1999 BJ8
Jun 16
68.8 LD
1.1 km
2005 GO21
Jun 21
17.1 LD
2.2 km
2003 KU2
Jul 15
40.2 LD
1.2 km
2004 EW9
Jul 16
46.8 LD
2.1 km
2002 AM31
Jul 22
13.7 LD
1.0 km
37655 Illapa
Aug 12
37 LD
1.2 km
2000 ET70
Aug 21
58.5 LD
1.0 km
1998 TU3
Aug 25
49.2 LD
4.9 km

The Great Pyramid covers an area equivalent to 12 football fields


In order to complete construction of the Great Pyramid within the time described inĀ historicalĀ records, one block had to be placed every six minutes. It took twenty years to build and has about 2 million blocks of stone. Rather than slave labour, it is believed that Egyptians were the main work force, trading taxes owed for a set time working at Giza