Oddly shaped asteroid once considered a risk of Earth rumbling past the planet

NASA was able to image an asteroid larger than the Empire State Building and of similar proportions as it hurtled past Earth in early February 2023.

The asteroiddesignated 2011 AG5, passed safely past our planet at a distance of about 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometers), about five times the distance between Earth and moon. But even if it posed no danger of impacting our planet, the asteroid could actually still have a major scientific impact.

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