Isn't it great that there wasn't a big hullabaloo about it before hand? It was an asteroid that passed by earth yesterday. It came as close as 4 times the distance to the moon, which is fairly close, galactically speaking.
Had Toutatis hit the Earth, it would have had the explosive impact of a one million megaton bomb, many times the total nuclear arsenal of the superpowers, and destroyed all life on the planet. But it's closeness is relative - it remained a little less than a million miles away.
whizzed past at roughly four times the distance between the Earth and the Moon, precisely as astronomers had expected.
Named after an obscure Celtic and Gallic god - whose name was then picked by the writers of the Asterix cartoon as an expletive - the asteroid measures 4.6 kilometres (2.9 miles) by 2.29 kilometres by 1.92 kilometres
Maybe i too should be using toutatis as a swear word. Swear words need letters that let you expel air.