Two Small Asteroids Buzz Earth in One-Two Punch
by SPACE.com Staff
Date: 29 May 2012 Time: 11:56 AM ET
The asteroid 2012 KP24 flew past Earth on May 28, 2012.
While the space rock passed within the moon's orbit, it did not pose any
danger to the planet.
Two small asteroids zipped close by Earth in back-to-back flybys of the planet Monday (May 28) and today. While both space rocks came well within the moon's orbit, they posed no danger to our planet, NASA scientists say.
The newfound asteroid 2012 KP24 zoomed by Earth Monday (May 28), coming within 32,000 miles (51,000 kilometers) on its closest approach, according to astronomers at NASA's Asteroid Watch at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
"We'll have a close but very safe pass of asteroid 2012 KP24 May 28," scientists with NASA's Asteroid Watch program assured via Twitter.
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