NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An asteroid the dimensions of a home is zooming previous our planet at about sixteen,000 miles per hour.
The asteroid, often known as 2012 TC4, was closest to Earth about 4 hours in the past over Antarctica, at a distance of roughly 26,000 miles.
THe asteroid is about forty five to one hundred ft in measurement.
It poses no danger of impression with Earth, NASA stated.
NASA is utilizing the fly-by to see how nicely its planetary protection system would work if an asteroid have been heading straight for the Earth.