The newly-discovered space rock – named Asteroid 2017 TD6 – is expected to zoom past our planet at around at around 7.53pm. It will be traveling at a distance of 191,000km away from civilization. According to NASA the chunk of rock is a whopping 22m wide.Last week another asteroid made a close shave with Earth, as it soared past at a distance of just 27,000 miles above the surface.
And experts have warned a second bus-sized asteroid will zoom past our planet again today at half the distance between the Earth and the moon. But thankfully, experts predict there is no threat of it hitting out planet. The asteroid was discovered by the Pan-STARRS survey in Hawaii last Wednesday. After today’s near-miss, 2017 TD6 will then pass by the moon tomorrow at 6.06am. Its next pass with Earth is predicted to be on May 29 2018. READ MORE