OUTERSPACE (INTELLIHUB) — A seven-meter wide asteroid named 2017 HV2 narrowly missed earth Sunday by 0.33 Lunar Distance, which is just one-third of the way to the moon or 79,000 miles away.
The rogue space rock flew by at a speed of 21,000 miles per hour and marks the 17th asteroid to fly between the Earth and the moon this year.
The asteroid was discovered by a survey just hours before its passing.
A newly discovered ~7-meter asteroid, 2017 HV2, will make a really, really close flyby of Earth today (0.33 Lunar Distance) pic.twitter.com/3HyvZxHxTw
— Ron Baalke (@RonBaalke) April 24, 2017
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