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Asteroid news: NASA pinpoints when ‘potentially hazardous' space rock will fly past Earth

The CNEOS database reveals the asteroid will pass by the Earth on September 1 at 3.49pm BST (10.49am ET).

Asteroid 2011 ES4 will fly by at 0.00048 AU (Astronomical Units) away – approximately 44,618 miles).

This distance is far closer to Earth than the Moon, which usually orbits at a distance of 238,855 miles (384,399km) distant.

But although NASA classifies the asteroid’s relative proximity as ‘potentially hazardous’, the US-based space agency does not identify the space rock as a threat due to its small size.

Source Daily Express :: Science Feed

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