Massive asteroid 2014-YB35 to fly past Earth today

A massive 1,000 m wide asteroid is likely to fly past Earth on Friday at a speed of over 23,000 mph in space.

Last Updated: Mar 27, 2015, 04:45 AM IST
Massive asteroid 2014-YB35 to fly past Earth today

London: A massive 1,000 m wide asteroid is likely to fly past Earth on Friday at a speed of over 23,000 mph in space.

The rock will reportedly pass at a distance of 2.8 million miles, according to NASA.

The distance is 11.7 times further away than the moon.

The object was first spotted by the Catalina Sky Survey at the end of 2014 with astronomers expected to be closely watching its progress this week.