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A small asteroid the size of a bus will fly safely by Earth today

4 May 2020, 10:55 UTC
A small asteroid the size of  a bus will fly safely by Earth today NASA/JPL-Caltech

A newly discovered asteroid about the size of a bus will zip safely by Earth today (May 3), passing at a distance just over halfway to the moon. 

The asteroid 2020 JA will fly by Earth at a range of about 148,000 miles (238,000 kilometers) when it passes today. That's about 0.62 times the distance between the Earth and the moon. (The moon is about 239,000 miles, or 385,000 km, on average.)

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