The orbit of a small asteroid changes forever after flying close to Earth

A galactic astronomer who discovered a small asteroid just hours before it smashed into Earth earlier this month nearly got a second windfall when he spotted another space rock coming on a collision course with the planet. But this time, the body missed the ground by a few thousand miles.

Kristian Sarnitsky, an astronomer has been discovered at the Konkoli Observatory near Budapest in Hungary asteroid6.6 to 14 feet (2 to 4 meters) tall, according to EarthSkyThursday night (March 25), when I quickly approached her country† Since then, dubbed 2022 FD1, the asteroid passed through the planet’s shadow over the Pacific Ocean a few hours later on Friday (March 26) at 3:10 AM EDT (0810 GMT).

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