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A 240-Foot Asteroid Will Shoot Past Earth On Wednesday On Its First-Ever Close Approach

August 28 will be a busy day for close asteroid encounters. Planet Earth will be visited by two rather sizeable space rocks on Wednesday morning, scientists at NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) have announced. The two asteroids have only been recently discovered and are large enough to be monitored by NASA asteroid trackers. After tracing their orbital path around the sun, NASA classified the two celestial bodies as… Read More »A 240-Foot Asteroid Will Shoot Past Earth On Wednesday On Its First-Ever Close Approach

A 164-Foot Asteroid Just Shot By Earth On Its Closest-Ever Approach

Earlier today, a rather sizeable asteroid swung through Earth’s cosmic neighborhood on its closest-ever approach to our planet. Known as asteroid 2019 LV1, the wayfaring space rock swooped by in the early evening hours and got as close as a little over five times the distance to the moon. As its name suggests, our celestial visitor was discovered only this year. First spotted exactly one month ago, asteroid 2019 LV1… Read More »A 164-Foot Asteroid Just Shot By Earth On Its Closest-Ever Approach