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An Asteroid The Size Of A Tesla Just Made The Closest Fly-By Of Earth On Record

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Nobody saw little asteroid 2020QG coming, but it whipped by our planet as close as anything we’ve ever seen that was able to keep on going.

According to NASA’s database of near Earth objects, the car-sized space rock flew by at about 4,778 miles from the center of our planet. That means it could have been less than 1,000 miles above our heads at its closest point, lower in altitude than pretty much all artificial satellites in orbit.

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