Bus-sized asteroid buzzes Earth, comes closer than the moon

Last Updated: Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:15

Zee Media Bureau

Washington: NASA has reported that a small sized asteroid buzzed close to the Earth at a range that was closer than the moon on May 3 . The asteroid was about the size of a city bus but posed no threat to our planet.
According to reports, NASA`s Asteroid Watch project based at the agency`s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, the asteroid 2014 HL129 made its closest approach to Earth at 08:13 GMT.

The asteroid, recently discovered on April 28 was around 25 feet wide, came about 299,338 km of Earth when it made its closest approach on Saturday morning.
Saturday`s close shave by asteroid 2014 HL129 came just days after its discovery on Wednesday, April 28, by astronomers with the Mt. Lemmon Survey team .

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:14

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