Large Asteroid to Pass by Earth Saturday Written 5 June 2020


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The Miami Herald reports that on Saturday, asteroid 2002 NN4 – with a diameter of approximately 1,000 feet – is expected to pass by Earth, from about 3 million miles away, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s list of near-Earth objects. The Herald reports that 2002 NN4 is “said to be bigger than about 90% of asteroids, Derek Buzasi, a physics professor at the Florida Gulf Coast University, told USA Today.” According to NASA, the asteroid, traveling at around 25,000 miles per hour, poses no risk to Earth. NASA said, “No known asteroid poses a significant risk of impact with Earth over the next 100 years.”
Full Story (Miami Herald)