Asteroid the size of a BUS coming as close to earth as London to Cairo tonight

13 days ago The Mirror

NASA said that the newly discovered asteroid, known as 2023 BU, will zoom 2,200 miles (3,600km) above the southern tip of South America - nearly the same distance as the UK to Cyprus, or London to Cairo. Experts insist it will be a near miss with no chance of the asteroid hitting Earth. The flight's target was an egg-shaped asteroid named Dimorphos – roughly the size of a football stadium. It was orbiting a parent asteroid about five times bigger called Didymos once every 11 hours and 55 minutes. Neither of the two asteroids involved in the test, nor DART, posed any threat to Earth, NASA scientists said.
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