The “potentially dangerous” Apollo-class asteroid will fly around Earth harmlessly

A skyscraper-sized space rock that scientists considered “potentially dangerous” swam harmlessly around Earth today (April 1) around 4:35 PM ET.

Even though asteroid flew only about 4.6 million miles (7.4 million km). The earth (or – about 30 times the average distance between the Earth and month) was still the closest approach to rock on our planet since the discovery of the asteroid in 2007, according to SpaceReference.orga database that gathers information from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California and the International Astronomical Union.

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