This infographic, from RiaVovosti, shows a lot of information about known asteroids that will come closest to Earth in the next 200 years. The vertical axis shows each asteroid’s distance in thousands of kilometers from the asteroid to the Earth’s center. The horizontal axis is time. Name of object in purple. Speed relative to Earth in light orange. Average diameter of object in dark orange. Date of closest approach in white. You’ll want to see the larger version of this infographic, here.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.