Fri. Jan 21st, 2022

An asteroid the size of a refrigerator shot past Earth last week, and astronomers did not know the object existed until hours after it was gone.

It was a close call (from a cosmic perspective); the orbit of the space rock on October 24 carried it over Antarctica within 1,800 miles (3,000 kilometers) of Earth – closer than some satellites – making it the third-closest asteroid to approach the planet without actually hitting it, It reported CNET.

By Victor

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