A giant asteroid just safely zoomed past Earth overnight

An asteroid the size of a building has been orbiting our planet since the night of Monday (May 9) and at a very safe distance, like all giant space rocks. other we know.

According to data from the Center for Near Earth Object Studies at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the asteroid, officially known as 467460 (2006 JF42), lies within 14 Earth-Moon distances. with our planet. In real terms, it is about 3.5 million miles (5.7 million km) from our planet.

https://www.space.com/giant-asteroid-safe-flyby-may-9 A giant asteroid just safely zoomed past Earth overnight

Russell Falcon

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