Asteroid ‘to fly past Earth closer than the moon tomorrow,’ scientists warn  

A newly found asteroid the size of a double decker bus will give our planet a close shave tomorrow, astronomers have warned.Earth will be entirely safe: the asteroid will fly past at a distance of 0.57 lunar distances, or 136,000 miles.The asteroid was spotted by the Catalina Sky Survey, Arizona, on A[pril 9, and is thought to be between 42-92 feet.

Source: Asteroid ‘to fly past Earth closer than the moon tomorrow,’ scientists warn

Asteroid 2019 GC6 to flyby Earth at 0.57 LD on April 18

This is the 16th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year.

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Asteroid 2019 GC6 at Minor Planet Center; at CNEOS

 

Source: Asteroid 2019 GC6 to flyby Earth at 0.57 LD on April 18

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