Asteroid detected hours before Fly By

Programmer/ June 4, 2018/ Asteroids, Minor Planet Center, NASA, NASA JPL, NEO, New Asteroid Alert, PHA

BY KATHERINE HIGNETT ON 6/4/18 AT 5:38 AM NewsWeek On Saturday morning, the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Arizona, caught a glimpse of an asteroid racing toward Earth. Churning through the data at top speed, astronomers at the Minor Planet Center and NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) confirmed that the space rock was on a collision course for our planet. Luckily for us earthlings,

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