Asteroid discovered last week just passed between the earth and the moon

Another object discovered just last week wizzes by the earth on Monday

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(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.

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…

Active presidential level national near-earth object preparedness strategy and action plan revealed

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