Giant asteroid to pass between earth & moon today

Source:TOI on Line

MOSCOW: A 400-metre-wide asteroid will on Tuesday fly past earth, closer to it than the moon’s orbit.

The asteroid will pose no threat to Earth, NASA says. It will not be visible without a telescope.

NASA scientists have been tracking the asteroid, named 2005 YU55, since Friday.

“The asteroid 2005 YU55 cannot hit Earth, at least over the interval that we can compute the motion reliably – which extends for several hundred years,” said Lance Benner, the asteroid’s principal researcher at NASA.

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