Sneaky asteroid narrowly misses Earth, comes between Earth an moon, discovered just hours before

Are more asteroids on the way?

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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.

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Source:
Asteroid hurtled TERRIFYINGLY close to Earth while Brits were in bed — Daily Star

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