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Asteroid Discovered Just Days Ago Will Approach Closer Than The Moon This Weekend

Asteroid 2014 RC—nicknamed Pitbull—will be making its closest approach to Earth on Sunday, September 7. This 20-meter-wide asteroid will be passing just 40,000 kilometers 25,000 miles away, which is roughly a tenth of the average distance to the moon. Two observatories independently observed the asteroid just days ago during Labor Day weekend.

read more Asteroid Discovered Just Days Ago Will Approach Closer Than The Moon This Weekend | IFLScience.

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This entry was posted on September 5, 2014 by in Astronomy.

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