(INTELLIHUB) — An asteroid discovered last week passed safely between the earth and the moon on Monday giving our planet a fairly close shave as it approached from 80,778 miles out in space. For all you newbs that’s one-third the distance between the earth and the moon.
Near-earth asteroid 2020 HP6 hurled past earth on Monday after first being discovered by astronomers just 5 days ago.
— Lily Kay (@Duchess36N) April 27, 2020
Could the major uptick in near-earth earthbound objects have alerted the government to prepare an asteroid deflection plan?
The short answer is: yes. Take a look…