The Closest-Ever Asteroid To Pass Earth And Not Hit Just Happened!
Good news! The Earth wasn't destroyed by an asteroid the other day. While it might sound like it was far away, an asteroid past by earth with only 3000km. That is now the closest-ever asteroid to pass Earth and not hit.
ESA's Planetary Defence Office went on to say,
We now know the asteroid missed Earth by a mere 1,860 miles (3,000 kilometers). Compare that to the notably close flyby of asteroid 2020 JJ back in May. JJ came within 4,350 miles (7,000 kilometers) of Earth.
It should also be noted that the asteroid was small, measuring in at just a few meters across. So it was never an actual threat to Earth, but it is still cool to know that astroides can get close to Earth, and not hit us!
"Had it hit the Earth, it would not have caused any significant damage on the ground,"
Here's hoping 2020 doesn't throw any larger Asteroids our way.