February 02, 2017

Chelyabinsk-sized asteroid set to pass between Earth and the Moon





Here is another newly found asteroid set to pass very close to our planet.

Asteroid 2017 BS32 set to pass between Earth and the Moon Feb. 02. The space rock was first observed by Catalina Sky Survey on 2017-01-30.

It will fly by Earth at a distance of 161280 km which is about 0.4 times the distance to the Moon at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 11.57 km/s. It is estimated to be 11 m - 26 meters in size. It has a condition code of 7 belongs to a group of asteroids, named Aten.

             





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