Asteroid passes above Earth at only 1,830 miles: NASA

Six foot in diameter cosmic pebble skims past Earth on Tuesday


An SUV-sized asteroid dubbed 2020 QG passed just 1,830 miles above the surface of the Earth on Tuesday making it the closest ever documented approach spotted by scientists from the National Aeronautics Space Administration.

The asteroid measured about 6 feet in diameter and was clocked traveling at a speed of 8 miles per second as is skimmed past over the Indian Ocean.

If the cosmic pebble were to have impacted the planet it is likely that it would not have caused much damage outside of the immediate impact zone.


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