26/01/2023 08:46 PM | Click to read full article
An asteroid the size of a delivery truck will whip past Earth on Thursday in what is expected to be one of the closest such encounters ever recorded. NASA insists that it will be a near-miss, with no chance of the asteroid hitting Earth. The agency said Wednesday that the newly discovered asteroid, known as 2023 BU, will zoom 2,200 miles above the southern tip of South America. That’s 10 times closer than the bevy of communication satellites circling overhead.