'House' sized asteroid passes close to Earth

NASA has reported that a 60-feet asteroid about the size of a normal house sailed past Earth Sunday.

 'House' sized asteroid passes close to Earth

Zee Media Bureau

London: NASA has reported that a 60-feet asteroid about the size of a normal house sailed past Earth Sunday.

The asteroid named 2014 RC passed over New Zealand at a close distance of 40,000 km from earth but posed no threat to the Earth.

“The asteroid that flew past earth was first discovered Aug 31 and, at its closest approach, was about one-tenth of the distance from the centre of Earth to the Moon,” NASA said in a statement.

While this celestial object does not appear to pose any threat to earth or satellites, “its close approach creates a unique opportunity for researchers to observe and learn more about asteroids”, the statement added.

 

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